Of cast and crew! Leslie Grace to don cape and cowl as Batgirl; Michaela Coel joins Black Panther Wakanda Forever


There is interesting news coming from the Hollywood stable with new announcements related to casting. Read on for more details.

Leslie Grace cast as ‘Batgirl’ in HBO Max project

Leslie Grace Cast As Barbara Gordon In the Batgirl Movie

Leslie Grace is joining the DC Universe as Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl in the HBO Max film. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing Batgirl, from a script by Christina Hodson. Kristin Burr is producing. Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon and is the most famous version of Batgirl from Batman universe. Batgirl originated in 1961 as Betty Kane, with the character revamped in 1967 for the Batman TV series for its third season. Previous Batgirls include Yvonne Craig and Alicia Silverstone. Batgirl does not have a release date, but Warner Bros. has previously indicated it will likely bow on HBO Max in 2023.

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Michaela Coel joins Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever

The Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever has added Michaela Coel to its cast. Michaela joins filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which is currently filming in Atlanta. Much of the original cast of Marvel’s first Black Panther film which includes Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, and Winston Duke, will return, minus the main and titular lead, Chadwick Boseman who passed away last year after battling colon cancer for four years. Wakanda Forever is set for a July 8, 2022 release.

(Source: Deadline/Hollywood Reporter)