Production began Tuesday on HBO Max’s movie “Batgirl”.
The movie’s co-director Adil El Arbi released announced the news on Instagram along with sharing a photo of the clapperboard with the Batgirl logo on it.
The photo also features a desk with a nameplate that reads “Officer Barbara Gordon”. Barbara Gordon is the secret identity of Batgirl, who will be played by Leslie Grace.
The director is helming the movie alongside Bilall Fallah. The script was written by Christina Hodson, who previously wrote the 2020 DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movie “Birds of Prey”.
She also penned the script for the upcoming. The Flash movie that features Ezra Miller as The Flash/Barry Allen, as well as both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as their previous version of Batman.
“Batgirl” will be the first DCEU movie that is being created for HBO Max.
In October, it was announced that Brendan Fraser had been cast in the movie as the villain Firefly. In July, it was revealed that J.K. Simmons would be reprising his role as Commissioner James Gordon in the film.
Simmons previously played the role in 2017’s theatrical cut of Justice League, as well as Zack Snyder’s version of the film.
Simmons is also well known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for portraying J. Jonah Jameson in Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi’s trilogy and in Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home“.
No official release date has been given for Batgirl, but it is expected to be released sometime in 2022.
Furthermore, fans will be able to travel to a different version of Gotham City with Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, is released on March 4, 2022.