Joss Whedon doesn't want A-lister for 'Batgirl'

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Joss Whedon isn’t looking to cast a big name as his Batgirl.
The director is no stranger to the comic book genre, previously helming The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron before switching from Marvel to its rival DC to make their forthcoming Batgirl.
And when it comes to his leading lady, Joss isn’t looking for a big star to fill the role
“I don’t have my eye on anybody,” he told Variety. “I feel like I’m creating this character, I’m going to (have a) dialogue with her, and then we’ll see who joins that later on.
“I doubt it will be a name. This is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her.”
If Joss does go with an unknown he’ll be bucking the trend of casting A-listers in superhero roles. Stars like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo help make up the Marvel Universe, where as DC has gone with actors like Ben Affleck, Will Smith and Gal Gadot for its movies.
“I’m not against movie stars, they’re great, but you need somebody who’s going to be just right,” Joss added.
Despite his insistence that he’s not looking for star power, Charlize Theron and Black Widow actress Scarlett are reportedly two of the names in the running for the role.
Whoever he chooses, Joss has Marvel boss Kevin Feige’s seal of approval to helm the rival franchise flick.
“He called a couple months ago, which he didn’t have to do and was super cool of him and super nice of him” Feige said recently. “And we couldn’t be more supportive. We want to see a Joss Whedon Batgirl film be awesome.”
Batgirl, the alter ego of Barbara Gordon, has previously been portrayed Yvonne Craig in the 1960s Batman TV series, Alicia Silverstone in the movie Batman & Robin, and was recently voiced by Rosario Dawson in The LEGO Batman Movie.

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