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

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

After spending years working for Marvel Studios, Joss Whedon went to the competition.

Whedon also said that he does not have an "eye on anybody..."

It's still early, early days on these projects and while each one does have a director attached (Chris McKay for the former and Joss Whedon for the latter), nothing has surfaced on the casting front just yet.

Whedon is no stranger to star-studded superhero movies, having helmed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel.

He added to Variety magazine: "I doubt it will be a name". But you need somebody who's going to be just right.

This wouldn't be the first time the DC Extended Universe has went down the route of casting a relative unknown.

"I'm not against movie stars, they're great". I mean, at the end of the day, all any of us really want are movies that give us our money's worth, but it's easy to forget that, what with all the drama that's surrounded the ongoing DC/Marvel rivalry.

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.

"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. While it's disappointing to so quickly have our high hopes for the rumor of Lindsey Morgan dashed, it's also reassuring that Whedon is so focused on the characterization of the film's Batgirl. She was previously portrayed by Yvonne Craig in the campy '60s Batman series, then by Alicia Silverstone (as Barbara Wilson, Alfred's niece) in the equally-campy 1997 flop Batman & Robin.


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