The Batgirl movie has had a hard time getting to the big screen, and that is saying something considering some of the DC projects that have really struggled over the years. It was going to be brought to the big screen by Joss Whedon before it was widely reported that he was a terrible person and promptly left the project. The movie picked up some new directors this year in the form of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and it will be the first DC project to make its debut on HBO Max.
Back in July, it was announced that Leslie Grace of In The Heights fame had snagged the coveted role of Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl. We got some minor plot details for Batgirl during DC FanDome and a piece of concept art, but we haven't learned anything else specific yet. Jacob Scipio, who was one of the stars of the much better than it had any right to be Bad Boys For Life, recently joined the cast in an unknown role. J.K. Simmons is also set to return as Commissioner Gordon. At the end of October, we also learned that Brandon Fraser is going to play the villain. Though we don't know the exact villain but the rumors said that it might be Firefly. We heard that production wasn't supposed to start until 2022, but things apparently got off the ground sooner than expected. "Day One of #BATGIRL," director El Arbi posted to his official Instagram with an image of the clapper board and the logo.
Now that production has kicked off; we can probably hear more about cast members before the holidays. We still only have a few confirmed people for Batgirl, and it would be good for HBO Max to start to build more buzz by showing off an impressive cast list. If they are in production, we should also be getting a release window sooner rather than later as well. This movie isn't going to be a small thing, though, so the earliest would likely be fall 2022, maybe late summer if they manage to really hustle and don't run into any COVID-related setbacks. We'll continue to update you guys on any other updates regarding the latest DC movie.