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Joss Whedon Doesn't Think He'll Cast A Big Name Star As Batgirl

Joss Whedon plans on going on the hunt for his Batgirl.

In an interview with Variety, Whedon revealed that he probably will not go with a big-name actress for the role of Barbara Gordon in his upcoming DC movie, saying that he hasn't thought much about casting, but that it's more important he find someone perfect for the part than someone with name recognition.

"I have so many things to say about [Barbara]," Whedon said. "I'm very excited to see a girl in the cowl." The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator is set to write, direct, and produce the movie, and he said he doesn't currently have his eye on anyone (contrary to reports that he may have already found his star in The 100's Lindsey Morgan). He said he's currently focused on writing. "I feel like I"m creating this character," he said. "I'm in a dialogue with her, and then we'll see who joins" that later on.

"I doubt it'll be [a] name," he added. "I think this is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and you cast her. I mean, I'm not against movie stars. They're great. But you need somebody who's gonna be just right. And a situation like this, the name carries a lot of weight, so [getting a big-name actress] is not as critical."

Whedon, who directed Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel, is rumored to be writing the movie around the New 52 version of Barbara, following Gail Simone's darker version of the character's storyline that features her using experimental surgery to recover from a severe spinal injury given to her by the Joker.

While casting likely won't happen for a while if Whedon is still working on nailing down the character, we have some ideas for actresses he should look at.