Talia al Ghul Won’t Be in ‘The Batman’ — or Any DC Movie Anytime Soon

Actress Teresa Palmer is campaigning to play Talia al Ghul in “The Batman,” but our insider says it isn’t going to happen

Talia al Ghul
Talia al Ghul

Talia al Ghul, the scheming daughter of ageless Bat-villain Ra’s al Ghul, won’t appear in Ben Affleck‘s upcoming “The Batman” or anywhere in the DC Cinematic Universe anytime soon, TheWrap has learned.

In an interview with Screen Rant, actress Teresa Palmer talked about her interest in taking on the role played by Marion Cotillard in “The Dark Knight Rises.” In the comics, Talia al Ghul is the mother of Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian Wayne.

“I was going to be her. I think Marion Cotillard played, I don’t know how to pronounce her last name by the way, she played Talia al Ghul in one of the Batmans,” Palmer said. “I remember thinking, okay well, obviously she’s going to play Talia al Ghul, but if there’s ever an opportunity I would absolutely love it. Put it out there. Can you put it out there for me?”

Back in 2008, director George Miller tapped the actress to play Talia al Ghul in “Justice League Mortals,” a film that was canceled due to the Writers Guild of America Strike in 2008 and financial issues.

But our insider says that neither Talia al Ghul nor her dad will be in “The Batman” — or any DC film on the horizon. The two had a good run in the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman trilogy, in which Liam Neeson played the elder Ghul. (And the elder Ghul has a Lazarus Pit that makes him immortal, so he can afford to be patient.)

“The Batman” is supposed to start production spring 2017.