Final summer time, Deadline introduced that Within the Heights actor Leslie Grace will be playing Batgirl within the upcoming HBO Max movie. It was beforehand revealed that high contenders for the position included Grace, Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch, and Haley Lu Richardson. Batgirl was first announced back in 2017, however the superhero movie has since introduced on a brand-new manufacturing staff. The movie will now be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, with Christina Hodson set to write down the screenplay.
Although particulars in regards to the movie — together with a launch date — are nonetheless scarce for the time being, we do know that it’s going to revolve round Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. Grace shared that the upcoming movie’s storyline will dive into Batgirl’s journey of self-discovery. “What’s type of humorous about Barbara [Gordon] and Batgirl is that on this story, she’s discovering Batgirl for the primary time,” she advised IGN. “So she’s attending to discover a duality she’s all the time had in her character, however it’s this complete new aspect of her character, a aspect that is extra daring and barely much less regular aspect of her that we simply get to have enjoyable and play with.”
On Jan. 14, followers bought a first look at Grace donning the Batgirl cape! “‘I take advantage of their expectations in opposition to them. That can be their weak spot. Not mine. Let all of them underestimate me…'” she captioned the photograph on Instagram. “‘And when their guard is down, and their delight is rising, let me kick their butts.’ – Batgirl, 12 months One 🦇 #Batgirl”
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