Kristen Stewart Wants To Star In ‘Batgirl’ Movie?

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Kristen Stewart Batgirl Movie

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Kristen Stewart Batgirl Movie

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Is Kristen Stewart really purpping the lead role in the upcoming Batgirl movie? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids, but Gossip Cop looked into the story further.

It was announced earlier this year that Avengers director Joss Whedon will be writing, directing and producing a standalone film about the female superhero. A report in the latest issue of In Touch now claims Stewart is adamant about nabbing the part.

A supposed “source” tells the magazine that although the actress has leaned toward more serious roles in the post-Twilight years, “her dream has always been to play a comic book character.” The outlet’s alleged insider goes on to purport that Whedon “thinks Kristen is perfect for the role,” but she’s still trying to convince Warner Bros. that she’s “badass enough to transform herself into an action star.”

But Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Stewart, who exclusively assures us she hasn’t been campaigning for the role of Batgirl. We’re further told by studio insiders that there have been no discussions with the actress about starring in the film. And while it’s entirely possible that Stewart would be open to playing a big-screen superhero, she isn’t attached to this particular film.

As for the outlet’s assertion that Whedon wants Stewart for the role, the filmmaker admitted during a recent interview that he’s looking to cast an unknown actress. “I doubt it’ll be a name,” he told Variety. “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 gonna be just right.”

It should be noted, In Touch is the same unreliable tabloid that Gossip Cop busted for claiming Stewart’s ex-girlfriend Soko was writing a breakup song about her. Obviously, that project never materialized, and it’s unlikely a Batgirl movie starring Stewart will come to fruition either.

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