Following rumors that Emma Stone might feature as Batgirl in the DC Extended Universe, comic book artist Kode (a.k.a. BossLogic) has shared new artwork showing the recent Oscar winner suited up via Twitter.
Stone, who added the Academy Award for Best Actress to her armory this weekend, is no stranger to the world of comics having played Gwen Stacy in the Spiderman franchise alongside ex-boyfriend Andrew Garfield. Fans have been lobbying for the La La Land star to appear as Batgirl since 2010 and with several DCEU films slated to land in the coming years, there would be plenty of opportunities for a Batgirl debut. These include the Harley-Quinn-led Gotham City Sirens and recently announced Nightwing.
While her casting remains a rumor, for now, the artwork from BossLogic is a welcome appetizer for what may or may not be coming our way. Two images were shared, one showing the La La Land star without the famous Bat-like cowl, the other with the mask in place.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) February 28, 2017
The caption mentions Brie Larson, who shot to fame following her Academy Award-winning role in Room, who will feature as Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and standalone Captain Marvel (2019).
If you look closely, you can see that the artist added some graffiti to the background of the drawing which says: “I started a joke. Ha ha ha ha”. While this particular rumor is considered unlikely to be confirmed, fans wait in feverish anticipation for news of Emma Stone’s re-entry into the comic book universe.
Stone’s next big role is the titular character in Disney’s live-action Cruella directed by Alex Timbers, written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and Jez Butterworth (Spectre, Black Mass), slated for 2018 release.
What do you think of these rumors? If Stone were to join Brie Larson in the MCU, who would she play? Let us know in the comments.