There’s a good deal of uncertainty surrounding Batgirl at the moment, and a lot of that stems from the debacle that was Justice League. Due to the pic disappointing both critically and financially, the studio’s now lost faith in Joss Whedon, from what we hear, and are reconsidering letting him direct the aforementioned upcoming project. In fact, we’ve even heard that it might be cancelled outright.
Chalk that up as a rumor for now, but it’s clear that there’s some re-shuffling going on behind the scenes at Warner Bros. and unfortunately, Batgirl may be in trouble. Still, that hasn’t stopped various actresses from throwing their hat into the ring for the titular role and the latest to do so is Lindsay Lohan. No, we’re not kidding – but we wish we were.
Taking to Twitter this week, she posted the following message, kicking off her campaign to land the role: RT if I should star in the new BATGIRL movie and everyone tell @joss. To date, she’s received about 1,350 Re-Tweets, which is actually a lot more than we expected, but still isn’t nearly enough to even catch Warner Bros.’ attention.
After all, Lohan isn’t exactly looked upon highly in Hollywood these days. Though she hit it big as a young actress in films like Mean Girls and The Parent Trap, she quickly found her career derailed thanks to struggles in her personal life and lately, she’s been sticking mostly to smaller projects.
So, to see her clinch the titular role in Batgirl, a movie that’s hugely important for the DC Extended Universe, would be quite a shock and we can’t imagine the studio would be willing to take a gamble on her. Not to mention that we’ve heard they want to go with an unknown actress, anyways.
Batgirl has yet to nail down an official release date, but with Aquaman due later this year and 2019 earmarked for Shazam!, Wonder Woman 2 and, presumably, Gavin O’Connor’s Suicide Squad sequel, we wouldn’t be surprised if this spinoff slips into 2020. Hell, it may even join the Matt Reeves-directed Batman movie, which is said to be casting the net in search of “fresh talent” to replace Ben Affleck in the title role. Jon Hamm, anyone?