Leslie Grace, star of the popular musical movie In the Heights, will be the most recent actor to don the Batgirl suit for an upcoming HBO Max film to be directed by Bad Boys For Life pairing Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
Grace beat out top contender Haley Lu Richardson of Five Feet Apart for the DC role of Barbara Gordon and her crime-fighting alter ego. Isabela Merced of Day of the Soldado and Zoey Deutch of Why Him? were also in the running for the role.
Grace joins the likes of Sasha Calle (Supergirl) and Rachel Zegler (Shazam) as the third Latina cast in a DC superhero TV show or movie.
The film appears to be in good hands, as Christina Hodson, writer of the badass female lead movie Birds of Prey, will write the film to be directed by Arbi and Fallah.
Whether you hate or love the choice, rejoice in getting one step closer to a Batgirl movie!