According to The Hollywood Reporter, Afro Latina actress, Leslie Grace has been cast as Batgirl(Barbara Gordon) in the upcoming project debuting on HBO Max in 2023.
Batgirl originated in 1961 as Betty Kane, with the character revamped in 1967 for the Batman TV series for its third season; when network executives wanted to attract a female audience to the series. Yvonne Craig played the character on the ’60s TV show, with Alicia Silverstone playing her in Joel Schumacher’s 1997 movie Batman & Robin.
Dominican American Leslie Grace, had her breakout role in the 2021 film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. She is also a three-time Latin Grammy-nominated singer.