While all Batman fans’ eyes were on how many Oscars Joker would go home with inside the theater, there was a bit of Bat-family talk on the red carpet outside.
Variety spoke with Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) on the red carpet and brought up the rumors that she may be in talks to play Batgirl. She seemed to be keen on the idea, despite suggesting she knows nothing about it actually happening.
— Variety (@Variety) February 9, 2020
“Oh, you know, I’m not gonna deny anything, but I would be down,” said Dever. “That’s all I’m saying, yeah. No, there’s nothing going on, I’m just reading all of this stuff and I wouldn’t pass that up, that’s all I’m saying. I think it’s an incredible Batman, I don’t know if there’s controversy over that, I’m not in the news, I don’t watch the news. He’s an amazing actor, perfect Batman in my opinion. That would be sick, that’d be really cool.”
Of course, it’s easy to point to all the times actors such as Jason Mamoa denied he was playing Aquaman, but considering the status of this film still being in the scripting stage, we’re going to believe her for the moment.
It’s well-known a Batgirl film is in early development, but it has been for some time now. Christina Hodson is reportedly working on the script, but it looks as though she was pulled away from it somewhat for Birds of Prey.
Will we eventually see a Batgirl movie? Probably. The only question is when that day will be at this point.
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IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – Kaitlyn Dever – DFree