Five years ago the relatively unknown Daisy Ridley rose to Hollywood prominence after she starred in the Star Wars revival, The Force Awakens, as the lead protagonist, Rey. Now she has become a household name, inspiring little girls and women alike in her role as the always-lovable, incredibly heroic Rey.
But her role as the iconic heroine is coming to an end and it’s time for our wonderful Ms. Ridley to move on. 😢
It seems that Warner Bros., however, may have something else in mind. They want to take the face of one of the greatest movie franchises and apply it to their own growing franchise with Daisy Ridley rumored to play the role of Batgirl. Yes, you heard correctly. Batgirl.
Now mind you, this is not Batwoman who is currently being played by Ruby Rose in the highly-anticipated series, Batwoman, on CW. If you’re wondering what the difference between Batwoman and Batgirl is, allow me to put your confusion at ease.
With Batman no longer protecting Gotham City Katherine “Kate” Cane, inspired by the heroics of Batman, decides to take up the mantle of Gotham’s Dark Knight and dons her own mask (and wig in this case) as Batwoman. Not only did she draw in fans for being an awesome character but she’s also one of the most famous LGBTQ superheroes as she identifies as a lesbian.
Batgirl, however, is Batman’s counterpart like Robin is Batman’s sidekick. She helps fight crime alongside the Dark Knight and save the day. And, unlike, Batwoman, her sexual preference is for dudes. But that doesn’t mean she’ll try to find a way to get with her partner, Batman. What has made her stand out as an inspiring heroine in the comic book world is that she is viewed as an equal to Batman rather than being his sidekick/love interest. Hmm, sounds perfect for Daisy Ridley actually.
While this is just a rumor that’s circling the web it is very possible that we may see Daisy Ridley retire her lightsaber for a cape, mask, and the infamous Batmobile.
What do you think? Would you like to see Daisy Ridley as Batgirl? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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