According to ComicBookMovie, Baywatch star Priyanka Chopra wants to swap the beach for Gotham and take the lead role in Joss Whedon’s up and coming Batgirl movie. DC and Warner Bros. are steaming ahead with their plans to expand the DCEU. With Marvel superheroes and their team-ups in the Avengers movies dominating the box office, the studio have a lot of catching up to do. For DC fans who’ve been craving movies about the comic book characters around Superman and Batman, the next couple of years are going to be big.
In an interview with OK Magazine, the Baywatch actress who plays the movie’s main villain has set her sights on the role:
“But my dream part is, now that I’m working in America, I definitely want to do a superhero part. When I think of American movies, they’ve had superheroes for eons right? So I definitely want to play a superhero and I want to have an interesting super power. I don’t know… Batgirl would be so cool!”
Priyanka has been keen to play a superhero since she’s begun her career in Hollywood. And, CinemaBlend say that Chopra chose Batgirl specifically in her interview. However, the actress hasn’t been approached by the studio yet. According to CBM, the actress is also in talks with other studios.
Taking Priyanka’s lead role as FBI agent in Quantico, she’d definitely be great for Batgirl. In addition to this, her role as villain Victoria Leeds in Baywatch shows that she has the depth to act out a variety of different characters.
In it’s opening weekend, Wonder Woman has smashed expectations. The movie proves that female-led superhero movies can be just as successful. With this in mind, Batgirl could be on course to pull off something spectacular too. If that’s true, who wouldn’t want to take on the role?
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