The world of screen superheroes isn’t a boys club anymore. Wonder Woman is geared up to headline her own big-screen adventure on June 2, and now writer-producer-director Joss Whedon is on board to develop a Batgirl movie.
No word on casting, but whatever actress ultimately gets the role can look at these Batgirl portrayers for inspiration.
YVONNE CRAIG The actress’ training as a ballet dancer came in handy for the stunts she performed as Batgirl, aka Barbara Gordon, the Commissioner’s daughter, in the 1967-68 season of TV’s “Batman.”
ALICIA SILVERSTONE Fresh off her success in “Clueless,” Silverstone was cast in the 1997 movie “Batman & Robin” as Barbara Wilson/Batgirl, the niece of Bruce Wayne’s trusted butler, Alfred.
DINA MEYER You may not recall Meyer’s name, but she played Barbara Gordon in the 2002 series “Birds of Prey.” Though her character was called Oracle, in flashbacks she appeared as Batgirl, and was part of a trio of superheroines that included Batman and Catwoman’s daughter.
ROSARIO DAWSON You didn’t see Dawson, but you sure heard her as Batgirl in “The LEGO Batman Movie” in February. Dawson had previously been the voice of Wonder Woman in three animated videos.