Warner Bros. is on a roll with their DC films as with every one of their upcoming comic book movies, we’re getting nothing but positive vibes. Aquaman began their positive run and Shazam! continued it. Now the R-Rated Joker movie will bring us Joaquin Phoenix’s awesome take upon the Crime Prince of Gotham. Even the next 3 years are quite promising for DC Films and their future. But it seems that WB has plans for way beyond than just 3 years as they’ve got films like Batgirl, Black, Martian Manhunter & the Flash also under development.
It was till 2018 that Joss Whedon was attached to the solo Batgirl movie. But ever since then, we’ve not really had any updates upon the Batgirl project. Apparently, Warner Bros. had put a whole lot of DC projects under development, and even though most of them got cancelled, some of them are still sitting on the back bench. Batgirl is one of those projects. We thought that it died after Joss Whedon left the project, but apparently, WB still has plans to push the film forward.
Birds of Prey is coming out next year and it is going to bring us a younger version of Cassandra Cain. To everyone’s surprise, Barbara Gordon is not going to be in the line-up as WB seems to be saving her for a solo project. This film could actually lead us to our very own Batgirl. And according to a new report, WB seems to have a choice for who they are going to cast as Barbara Gordon.
We Got This Covered claims that their trusted source has revealed WB’s first choice & it is none other than Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford. If this report comes true that the upcoming DC film will be the first comic book movie for Langford. It is a great casting choice in our opinion, but what’s interesting is that she was also cast in Avengers: Endgame as Tony Stark’s daughter Morgan Stark from the future. Her scenes were removed from the film.
This scene that Tony and future Maguna shared would have taken place in the Afterlife just like Thanos’ scene with baby Gamora happened in the Soul World after he snapped. Here’s what Joe & Anthony Russo told us about the scene that they had to delete from the film at the Happy Sad Confused podcast:
“Joe – There was an idea that we had that Tony was going to go into the metaphysical way station that Thanos goes in when he snapped his fingers. And that there was going to be a future version of his daughter in that way station. The intention was that his future daughter–because these films are dealing with magic–forgave him and sort of gave him peace to go. And the idea felt resonant. But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.
Anthony – What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. So, it wasn’t ringing to us and resonating with us on an emotional level.”
The writers of Endgame also shed some light upon it as they revealed the real reason of the scene being cut out of the final version of the film. Talking to Variety, here’s what the pair had to say:
“Markus – [The scene] didn’t work in the final cut because it was just killing the momentum of the rest of the movie.
McFeely – [Langford] was great.
Markus – Yeah. She was great. It was just a very sort of ruminative scene in a time when you really wanted to be on the plot. And as much as … and it also, because of its nature that we’re going through, we couldn’t move. It’s not a scene you could say, ‘let’s try it at the beginning.’ It only made narrative sense where it was, but it didn’t make pacing sense. So it just had to go.”
It would have been great to see Katherine Langford in Avengers: Endgame, but it’s okay that her scenes were removed as it didn’t fit very well. What’s great us that it’s not the end of Katherine Langford’s superhero movie career as she seems to be destined for a role in the genre. WB could bring her in as Barbara Gordon, but we have to take this report as a grain of salt. Let’s just hope that it comes true.