Movie News: ‘Baywatch’ Star Thinks Playing ‘Batgirl’ Would Be Cool; Another Young Mutant Cast in ‘New Mutants’


Batgirl: Priyanka Chopra, who just made a splashy appearance as a villain in Baywatch (above), says: “I definitely want to play a superhero and I want to have an interesting superpower. I don’t know… Batgirl would be so cool!” In April, Joss Whedon, who will be writing and directing Batgirl, said: “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.” There’s still plenty of time before casting begins, since Batgirl is not expected for several years. [OK! Magazine]

The Witch / Maisie Williams

New Mutants: Joining Anya Taylor-Joy (above left, in The Witch), Maisie Williams (above right), Henry Zaga and Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt (TV’s The Originals) has been cast as Danielle Moonstar, a young Native American mutant, in Fox’s upcoming New Mutants. Hunt will reportedly play a central role in the story. Josh Boone will be directing the movie, which is due for theatrical release on April 13, 2018. [THR]

Get Out

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Bradley Whitford (above with Catherine Keener in Get Out) has joined the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. He joins Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Thomas Middleditch; no details about the characters have been revealed. Michael Dougherty will direct. The sequel is due in theaters on March 22, 2019. [Variety]

Pup Star 2: Better2gether

Pup Star 2: Better2gether Trailer: The first trailer for family adventure Pup Star 2: Better2gether reveals that animal-singing-competition winner Tiny wants a break from being a celebrity and so another dog steps in, with unexpected results. Look for the movie in theaters on August 29. [Movieclips]