Jane Levy Explains Why She Should Play Batgirl In Birds Of Prey
Birds of Prey looks to be the next DC movie to go before cameras, with the all-female team-up film said to be gearing up for production in January 2019. If that’s the case, we can expect some casting announcements to appear over the next few months. Though at present, only Margot Robbie is locked in to reprise her role as Harley Quinn.
One of the most hotly-contested characters to appear in Birds of Prey is of course Batgirl. Ever since Joss Whedon was attached to a solo movie for her last year, many actresses have put their name forward to play the part of the commissioner’s daughter turned superhero.
Recently, someone who’s risen up to the top of the pack is Jane Levy (Suburgatory, Don’t Breathe). Apart from her acting ability, the red-headed star is a close match to the classic look of the comic book character. What’s more, she seems very interested in the role herself, previously Tweeting that she’d be up for the part in response to a fan. Now, Levy’s added even more fuel to the fire by sharing the reason she believes she’d be the perfect candidate to play Batgirl in the DC Extended Universe.
“Y’all keep askin if I am gonna play batgirl and I think it’s probably a good idea because I can do A LOT of pushups,” Levy joked.
Though the Tweet was obviously tongue-in-cheek, at least to an extent, it’s a good point. Playing a superhero is a very physically demanding job and a fit physique is arguably just as important to portraying such a character as the acting side of things is. Take Tom Holland, for example, whose dancing experience helped him land the part of Spider-Man.
If Levy did manage to nab the role of Barbara Gordon, she’d debut as Batgirl in Birds of Prey, as directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson. Hodson is also pegged to write the screenplay for the Whedon-less Batgirl movie, which would presumably continue the continuity of BoP.
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