It’s virtually as if Leslie Grace was destined to finish up in Gotham.
The Within the Heights star and Latin pop singer didn’t develop up studying DC comics or watching superhero exhibits, however she and her childhood finest good friend nicknamed themselves after the caped crusader and his sidekick. “We at all times obtained into bother as children, so we began calling one another Batman and Robin,” she beforehand instructed ELLE.com. So when she realized she was solid as Batgirl (amid a tight race for the coveted function), her BFF knew it felt like destiny. “[She] was like ‘All this time, we’ve been manifesting this,’” Grace mentioned.
A standalone Batgirl movie has been within the works with Warner Bros. and DC since 2017, however the anticipate it to reach on display screen might ending quickly. Right here’s what we all know concerning the movie.
What’s Batgirl about?
All that’s public to date is that the saga follows Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham’s police commissioner (and well-known Batman ally) James Gordon, taking the alias of Batgirl. Grace additionally teased a little bit of Barbara’s story to ELLE.com:
“I can’t say a lot about what she goes to do, however Batgirl turns into her personal hero. [Her origin story] is loopy darkish, like a whole lot of different superheroes, however I like that she turns into Batgirl as a result of she needs to make a distinction on the earth. She appears like individuals underestimate her as Barbara Gordon, and I relate to that.”
This marks the third onscreen iteration of the caped superheroine, per The Hollywood Reporter. She debuted on TV in 1961 as Betty Kane (performed by Yvonne Craig) then appeared once more within the 1997 Batman & Robin movie (starring Alicia Silverstone as Barbara Wilson).
Who’s within the solid?
The complete roster remains to be unknown, however studies are slowly rolling in. J. Okay. Simmons, who performed Commissioner James Gordon in Justice League, will reprise his function.
Mummy star Brendan Fraser is reportedly becoming a member of because the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly, Deadline reported in October. And Jacob Scipio, breakout star of Unhealthy Boys for Life, can be onboard in a yet-to-be-revealed function.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Unhealthy Boys For Life) are directing, Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey) is writing the script, and Kristin Burr (Cruella) is producing. Joss Whedon had initially signed on to jot down and direct the movie earlier than dropping out in 2018.
When will Batgirl be launched?
It’s anticipated to reach someday in 2022 on HBO Max. The precise premiere date is TBA.
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