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DC & Warner Bros. find their ‘Batgirl’ in Leslie Grace

It appears that Warner Bros. and DC have found their Barbara Gordon for the upcoming Batgirl solo film, following testing earlier this week.

According to Deadline, the In The Heights breakout star was in the final lineup alongside Haley Lu Richardson, with sources reportedly commenting her audition sealed the deal as the choice.

The character first made her debut in Detective Comics #359 back in January 1967, and was created by William Dozier, Julius Schwartz, Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino. The character is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon and has had many guises, most notably Batgirl and Oracle, and is a main staple of the Bat family.

The film will stream exclusively on HBO Max, marking one of the first major DC properties to debut exclusively on the streamer. Bad Boys For Life filmmaker Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the film, with a script by Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson, who also wrote The Flash for DC.