MADRID, July 22 (CulturaOcio) –
Leslie Grace (In a New York neighborhood) is the one chosen to play Barbara Gordon, better known as Batgirl, in the character’s first solo film to be released on HBO.
According to Variety, the actress will play the superheroine in the film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life), which will feature a script by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey, The Flash), and what filming will begin next November.
It is the second leading role Grace will play in her career, as her lead actress debut was in the recently released In a New York neighborhood, where he gives life to Nina Rosario, a Latin woman of great self-confidence.
It should be noted that it is not the first time that Batgirl is played by an interpreter of Latin origin, since in Batman: The Lego Movie It was Rosario Dawson the one in charge of lending her voice to the character.
How it will fit in has yet to be confirmed in the continuity of the DC Extended Universe the film that, in principle, will not hit theaters but will be released exclusively on the Warner Bros. platform. If the plot of the tape follows the canon of comics, Batgirl will be the daughter of Commissioner Gordon, who in his only appearance within this Universe was played by J. K. Simmons in The Justice League. The actor, who also plays J. Jonah Jameson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has also not been confirmed to appear in the film.
Another possibility is that the film is set in the Universe of The Batman, the Matt Reeves film starring Robert Pattinson, where Commissioner Gordon is played by Jeffrey Wright. This version of the incorruptible police officer will also have his own solo series about the Gotham Police Department.
The movie of Batgirl has suffered numerous setbacks in her development. In March 2017, Joss Whedon he joined the project with full creative control tasked with developing the script and directing the film. However, a year later, he decided to abandon the tape since, according to him he couldn’t find the right approach to approach the character.
Still no release date for Batgirl movie, although the character will arrive on the screen in another version during the third season of Titans, of will be interpreted by Savannah Welch, and that will be released next August 12.