'13 Reasons Why' Star Could Be The Next Batgirl And We Can't Contain Ourselves

by Billy Lorusso

It's no surprise to anyone that superhero movies rule. And, unless you've been living under a rock and unable to get WiFi, you know female superheroes are dominating right now.

The latest venture into the DCEU, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, is still kicking butt in theaters over a month after its debut, and that's only the beginning for female-led superhero films.

Indeed, earlier this year it was announced Barbara Gordon, more commonly known as Batgirl, would be following in Wonder Woman's footsteps and getting her own standalone film.

Not many details have been revealed about the upcoming production to be directed by Joss Whedon (director of The Avengers), but Reddit user DCEUThrowaway89 seems to think production has a good idea of which actresses are in the running to snag the coveted lead role.

In a recent thread, DCEUThrowaway89 wrote that a friend of his or hers was asked to do the concept art for the upcoming film before San Diego's Comicon later this month where Warner Bros. hopes to announce the film's star. The thread reads,

A friend of mine was recently contacted by WB to work on concept art for the upcoming Batgirl film. WB wants to get an actress signed by SDCC so they can make an surprise announcement on stage during their presentation. I spoke with him a couple days ago and he said that these are the actresses he was asked to develop concept art for. Elle Fanning (Neon Demon/Live By Night) Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) Bella Throne (Shake It Up!) Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) Jane Levy (Don't Breathe) Emma Roberts (Scream Queens) Haley Lu Richardson (Split/Edge Of Seventeen) Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) He won't tell me why but he believes Langford is currently the frontrunner with Fanning, Levy & Qualley behind.

Obviously, this list has not been confirmed by Warner Bros., but, still, wow. I'm shook.

It would be nice to see some more diversity on the list since Batgirl offers plenty of opportunity for a minority actress, but any one of these ladies would slayyyyy in the role, as well. Knowing Katherine Langford *might* be the studio's top choice is just the icing on an amazingly delicious cake.

Also, Elle Fanning and Emma Roberts?! OK, Warner Bros. I see you. How about instead of choosing one, you give us a movie with all of these amazing ladies kicking a*s in it? I guess we can wait for that, which is fine, TBH, because it's gonna take me a while to stop reeling about how great Wonder Woman is.