5 DC Roles for Lindsay Lohan Other Than Batgirl
Joss Whedon's Batgirl movie may still be early in development, but that doesn't bother Lindsay Lohan. The Mean Girls star really, really wants to star in the film.
To that end, the actress has been vocal on social media about her desire to play the DC Comics superheroine, first asking fans on Twitter to let Whedon know she is interested in the role, and then simply tweeting an image of herself alongside the character. Lohan even went on The Wendy Williams Show and talked about how she thinks her troubled past has kept her from making a comeback, and could be keeping her out of consideration for Batgirl too.
However, while Lohan may not be taken as seriously for her desire to play Batgirl as she would like, there is something to be said for staging a comeback by way of playing a superhero. After all, Robert Downey, Jr. made a massive comeback after his turn as Iron Man. The trick is playing the right hero. To that end, we have a few suggestions for DC roles for Lohan to consider instead of Batgirl.
While there hasn't been much talk for quite some time, a Booster Gold movie was, at one point, being kicked around with Greg Berlanti producing as well as possibly directing. If a Booster Gold movie would make it to screen, it could provide a perfect role for Lohan -- Booster Gold's twin sister, Michelle Carter/Goldstar. In comics, Michelle travelled back in time just like Booster and decided to give superheroics a try. She borrowed the Goldstar costume (worn by the original Goldstar and Booster's sidekick, Trixie Collins) and took up the mantle. While Michelle is killed during her adventures, she manages to return thanks to a last-second intervention by Rip Hunter, and she then trains to be a Time Master.
Of course, that quick save from death has some interesting timeline implications that become problematic later on, but it would also present Lohan with the opportunity to portray a superhero who is both excited to be one and also conflicted by fate. The character could work even if the Booster Gold movie never materializes. Her ties to Rip Hunter could make for an introduction to the Arrowverse on The CW's Legends of Tomorrow.
Zinda Blake/Lady Blackhawk
With a Birds of Prey movie rumored to be in the works, another great opportunity for Lohan could be as a member of that all-girl superhero team. While there are several characters who have been on that team in comics over the years -- including Barbara Gordon/Batgirl -- Lohan might be better suited to Zinda Blake, also known as Lady Blackhawk. Zinda gets her heroic name from her time as the first female member of the famed World War II unit known as the Blackhawks. A self-trained ace pilot, Zinda has wide-ranging adventures including being brainwashed by Nazi operative Killer Shark and teaming up with Guy Gardner, Steel, and an alternative version of Batgirl to go on adventures all through time. She eventually ends up joining Birds of Prey as the team's pilot.
While we don't know any details of the Birds of Prey movie other than it will star Suicide Squad's Margot Robbie and presumably focus on women who are more anti-heroes than heroes, Lady Blackhawk could still fit in nicely and give Lohan a chance to shine.
Another role that might be a good fit for is that of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl. While the Stargirl character has appeared on Legends of Tomorrow, with that show being all about time travel and timelines and the like -- and especially since the World War II version of Stargirl opted to stay in the sixth century -- there could always be room for another, alternate version of the character.
In comics, Stargirl first picks up the costume and gear of the original Star-Spangled Kid to spite her stepfather, but later is given the cosmic staff of Starman and fully becomes a hero in her own right. However, she still must deal with the pressure of living up to the legacy of the late Star-Spangled Kid and, later, the realization that her biological father is a villain. It's a role that Lohan might be able to channel some of her own experiences as a Disney child star and her subsequent fall from grace into.
Luornu Durgo/Triplicate Girl
With Lohan having played identical twins in the 1998 version of The Parent Trap, playing a character that can divide herself into three, identical selves might be a fun way to make a comeback. In comics, Triplicate Girl is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. With that team having made their debut on Supergirl this season, this might provide an opportunity for even more Legionnaires to show up in the Arrowverse. Triplicate Girl might be a good fit for Lohan even beyond the multiples angle. In comics, one of her three bodies is killed by Brainiac 5's Computo the Conqueror, forcing Luornu to change her heroic name to Duo Damsel and deal with the trauma the experience put her through. With Lohan having had to claw back from her own challenges, playing a character learning to move on may help redeem her in the eyes of audiences and fans.
Bruce Timm's Batgirl
While starring in Whedon's Batgirl may not be an option -- a recent rumor suggests that Warner Bros. is no longer developing the project among others -- there is still a way that Lohan could play Batgirl. While Whedon's take on the character will likely skew younger as it's said to be based on Gail Simone's The New 52 version of the character, a Batgirl based more on Bruce Timm's take on the character could be a good fit. Particularly after the controversial turn of Timm's Batman: The Killing Joke, the animated version of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl is a little darker and a little more mature. It would give Lohan rich material to work with in trying to reinvent herself.0comments