‘Batgirl’ Principal Photography Has Wrapped
The upcoming Batgirl movie wrapped production this week, after almost five months of shooting.
This was announced by co-director Adil El Arbi on Instagram, as well as Leslie Grace herself:
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This is not the first look we’ve had at Batgirl’s costume in the movie, as the actress already posted a picture on social media earlier this year. Actress Rebecca Front also posted on Twitter earlier this week that it was her final day of shooting:
— Rebecca Front (@RebeccaFront) March 30, 2022
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys For Life) are directing a script from Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, Birds of Prey, The Flash). As mentioned before, the cast includes Grace (In the Heights) in the titular role of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, as well as J. K. Simmons returning as Commissioner Gordon (who wrapped his part earlier this year), and Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Keaton will don the Batman cape once again this year in The Flash, and we’ve known for a couple of years that it will not be his only time back, as Warner Bros. is planning to keep him around to play a role similar to Nick Fury’s in the MCU. Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser is playing the villain Firefly. The cast also includes Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson, and Ethan Kai, who are playing undisclosed roles for now.
Batgirl will be released on HBO Max, though a release date is unknown at this point. It is part of DC’s strategy to regularly produce movies for both theaters and streaming, supposedly with no drop in quality or investment. We don’t know whether the company will want to release it this year, as it was originally planned, or wait until 2023 and release it closer to The Flash, a movie that will see Keaton’s long-awaited return as the Caped Crusader, and shake up the entire DCEU continuity.
DC has two live-action movies coming out this year, Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which will include West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler in what is rumored to be a scene-stealing role. She will be playing one of the three goddess daughters of Atlas, along with Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu. There is another animated movie from DC releasing this year, DC League of Super-Pets, out in May.
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as authors like Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.