Okay, I was not on board with the casting of Leslie Grace as Batgirl for the upcoming DCEU, HBO Max film, but after this first look of her in the actual comic book accurate costume I am kind of changing my tune.
Warner Bros; who absolutely suck in marketing their stuff (seriously when the Discovery merger happens more people MUST be fired) I mean who breaks something like this on a Friday night when people are out doing stuff; released our first look at the In The Heights actress as the iconic Gotham heroine is a comic book accurate costume.
This new live action version of Batgirl is sporting the 2014 redesigned costume that was a little bit more grounded/homemade and dare say fashionable. As opposed the tactical body armor she has worn in previous incarnations.
“I use their expectations against them. That will be their weakness. Not mine,” Grace tweeted alongside a photo of her suited up as the titular crime fighter on set. “Let them all underestimate me… And when their guard is down, and their pride is rising, let me kick their butts.”
Batgirl centers on the daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon as she becomes the fan-favorite hero. Other confirmed cast members are Brendan Fraser as the villain Firefly, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Jacob Scipio. Michael Keaton is expected to play Batman/Bruce Wayne again after 30 years, reprising his role from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and its sequel.
Batgirl is being directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life), with a script by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey, The Flash). The film is currently in production and slated for a release via HBO Max. A premiere date has not yet been announced.