Monday, June 19

Dream Casting: Batgirl and Gotham Girls

Batgirl is coming up directed by Joss Whedon and not much details have been revealed yet but this is who I picture for the role. And also Gotham Girls, which will have Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. The Batgirl I would want is the daughter of Commissioner Gordon and I know Joss Whedon would probably have her be a teenager or in her 20's. So it would be nice to have her mother. I like the idea of having them living in an apartment and Barbara Gordon leaving from an outside staircase or scaling the building. The mother doesn't necessarily have to be a homemaker, she could be a scientist or a teacher.

 Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
Most likely Joss Whedon will cast young and an unknown. I like Meaghan Martin from the short-lived "Ten Things I hate about you" and "Awkward" (where she played Julie). She's in her mid-twenties, maybe they will go the teenage route. In that case, there is Madelaine Petsch of Riverdale. Some people are saying Emma Stone but I think she might be too mature for a teenage Batgirl. If they chose Cassandra Cain to be Batgirl, the actress they pick should be good at comedy, drama, good at drawing audiences in with true emotion and of course kick-ass at the action scenes.

 Commissioner James Gordon
Even though Ben Mckenzie is doing a great job as Jim Gordon on Gotham TV series, I think Batgirl's dad should be a little older but not too old. I think he should not be a fat old guy but a capable man.

Barbara Kean-Gordon
I think I would want Michelle Pferrier as a myth gag but also she has shone her comedy-drama-action skills in not only Batman Returns but also Stardust. I think she should have a career and have a partnership like relationship with Jim but be vcry busy with work. Also she should have more keen knowledge that maybe her daughter is Batgirl. But of course this would be all moot if they chose Cassandra Cain as Batgirl instead of Barbara Gordon.

Gotham Girl Sirens
 Poison Ivy/Pamela Isley
On the other hand I think Emma Stone would make a good Poison Ivy, not because of her trademark red hair but her snide talk, sexiness and overall genre-jumping with no skips. She can handle drama, comedy and action and go from crying to laughing at a drop of a hat.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle
Priyanka Chopra of Quantico would be a good choice for Catwoman. She is sultry and can handle drama and action. Catwoman has been played before by diverse women such as Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather and Ertha Kit in both the big and small screen.