The stress and complexity of developing a new project that ties in with the DCEU is not for the faint of heart. As Joss Whedon embarks on a bold vision for the franchise. The Marvel man made big headlines when he switched hands from the MCU, admitting that the process of creating Avengers: Age of Ultron virtually broke him. And, requesting a change, he could not turn down what Warner Brothers and DC Films were offering.
Batgirl will have a lot riding on its shoulders. And, while speculation intimated that the studio had already cast a big name for the part of the Gotham heroine, Whedon has come out to deny those claims. Appearing on the red carpet for the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, attention quickly turned to his DC production as he was quizzed about casting his own superhero.
Joss Wanting To Unearth His Own Gem
With names like A-list Oscar winner Emma Stone being linked with the headline role for Batgirl, Whedon wanted to stress that the actress had to be an ideal fit ahead of any other commercial concern.
"I have so many things to say about her, I'm very excited to see a girl in the cowl," he remarked to Variety. "I don't have my eye on anybody. I'm creating this character, I'm in a dialogue with her and then we'll see who joins that later on... I doubt it'll be a name. I think this is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast her. I'm not against movie stars, they're great, but you need somebody who's going to be just right, and a situation like this the name carries a lot of weight, so it's not as critical."
Peter Quill A Hipster At Heart
Just down along the carpet, Chris Pratt ran into Marvel as he discussed the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Since his rise from a sitcom supporting player on Parks and Recreation, how has the actor taken in the stardom and adulation?
"It's pretty cool," he said. "It's something that when you come to Hollywood you dream about being on a bag of Doritos one day and then it happens. It's pretty neat. It is surreal, I don't know how to put it into words just yet. I'm trying to enjoy it and take in the moment. There is a ton of people here. Mostly I'm just really excited for them to see the movie. We've worked really hard on it and it was a lot of fun to make. It's really fun to watch."
From what we have gleaned in the trailer, his character Star-Lord appears to be sporting a sweat shirt of some description. What is the deal with that?
"Yeah I do, that's right," he replied. "I've got an excellent shirt that I wear. Great, great wardrobe. My shirt has a logo on it which is essentially - a label of candy from some intergalatic candy company. So he's ironically wearing it the same way someone would wear a Reese's Pieces shirt or a Skittle shirt... Go get yourself that shirt, it's a pretty cool shirt."