Joss Whedon Talks Possible Batgirl Cameo For Alicia Silverstone
BY David Riley
Published 5 years ago
The Internet was taken by storm a few weeks ago upon learning that the “Batgirl” solo film is now a part of the DC Extended Universe. While it’s been confirmed that Joss Whedon will be helming the solo film, there is still no word as to who could play the titular character.
Whedon Reveals Batgirl Qualities For Next Actress
In a recent interview with Andrea Madell during the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” red carpet, Whedon revealed his ideas for the next actress to play Barbara Gordon. “I know what she looks like in the comic books,” Whedon said. “We’ll deviate if the right person is different. We haven’t even begun the conversation, but it’s about the spirit she exudes, not exactly what she looks like.”
A lot of fans have also been wondering if Whedon’s film will have nods and references to previous portrayals of Barbara Gordon/”Batgirl.” Back in the 60’s era, Yvonne Craig took on the role while Rosario Dawson did the voice acting for “The Lego Batman’s” Barbara Gordon. But one key actress has always been on fan’s minds ever since: Alicia Silverstone.
Alicia Silverstone Cameo A Possibility
Silverstone rose to fame after playing Cher Horrowitz in the classic film “Clueless.” She made her not-so-good and not-so-bad mark in the DC Universe when she played “Batgirl” in the certified flop 1997 movie “Batman & Robin.” The film has become the worst “Batman” film to date, but there are some fans who liked Silverstone’s take on the female sidekick.
When asked about Silverstone’s possibility for a cameo, Whedon said, “It hasn’t crossed my mind. I’m not against it, but I’m not looking for Easter eggs – I’m still trying to write a movie!”
Given Silverstone’s acting prowess when it comes to humor and drama, as well as the solid cult following that she has accumulated since “Clueless,” it’s definitely a welcome treat to fans for her to cameo in the “Batgirl” movie.