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Batgirl Movie 2022 Update: HBO Release Date, Cast, Plot and More Revealed

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DC Comics and Warner Bros. have been working on a “Batgirl” film for what seems like an eternity in the context of movie news years. Joss Whedon signed on to write and direct a film starring Batgirl way back in 2017, but he dropped out of the project in February of the following year. As Whedon recalled at the time, “it took me months to realize that I really didn’t have a story to tell.” Nevertheless, after Whedon also left his HBO show “The Nevers,” and after additional reports of his allegedly abusive behaviour on set surfaced, many people began to wonder whether the “Batgirl” departure was more complicated than it appeared at the time. The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with actor Ray Fisher in which he expressed his dissatisfaction with Warner Media’s lack of transparency.

As a result, directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah of “Bad Boys for Life” have recently signed on to direct a standalone “Batgirl” film. This is a welcome development for the project, which has been stuck in development hell for years. Christine Hodson, who wrote the script for “Birds of Prey,” will produce the film, which will be directed by Kristin Burr (who is currently promoting “Cruella”). According to Box Office Mojo, El Arbi and Fallah’s entry in the “Bad Boys” franchise was the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office in 2020, surpassing even the previous year’s entry.

In the meantime, here’s what we’ve learned so far about the upcoming “Batgirl” film.

Batgirl Movie 2022 release date

As of this writing, Batgirl is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in Aug 2022, with an exact release date still to be determined. Furthermore, there is currently no plan for a release in the United Kingdom, as HBO Max is still only available in the United States.

Batgirl Movie 2022 release date
Batgirl Movie 2022 release date

Fans who are craving more Batgirl can satisfy their cravings by watching one of her many other films and television appearances, the majority of which are available on HBO Max. Batgirl was portrayed by Yvonne Craig in the 1960s television series “Batman,” which starred Adam West. She also makes a cameo appearance in “Batman & Robin,” a camp classic (or monstrosity, depending on your taste level) from the 1960s. The character is played by Alicia Silverstone, and she is Alfred’s niece rather than Commissioner Gordon’s daughter in the film version. Batgirl is a fictional character who appears in the animated series “Batman: The Animated Series,” and she is voiced by Melissa Gilbert. Her role in the 2016 film “Batman: The Killing Joke” was played by Tara Strong, but the less said about that film the better. “Harley Quinn” also features an appearance by Barbara Gordon, who is voiced by Kaley Cuoco’s younger sister, Briana Cuoco.

batgirl movie plot

The short version is that we have absolutely no idea. What we do know is that the creative team is aiming for a look that is faithful to the comic book medium.

Earlier this month, Grace shared a photo of herself dressed in costume, along with a quote taken directly from the comics. It says the following: “I play on their fears and use them against them. That will be a source of weakness for them. It’s not my fault. Allow them to all underestimate my abilities. As soon as their guard is lowered and their pride begins to rise, allow me to kick their buttocks – Batgirl, Year One.”

Batgirl Movie 2022 plot
Batgirl Movie 2022 plot

The Batgirl of Burnside comic book series by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, and Maris Wicks appears to have been the inspiration for the costume. It is possible that this is not the only costume she will wear throughout the film as she develops as a crime fighter, given the characteristics of the costume that date back to her early days as a crime fighter.

Batgirl was supposed to appear in a team-up film with Harley Quinn in 2016, but that project was shelved in favor of Birds of Prey. It was decided that Batgirl would not be included in the team-up so that her character could be developed for a solo film.

batgirl movie Cast

Leslie Grace will star as the titular vigilante, aka Barbara Gordon, in the upcoming film The Heights. Barbara Gordon is also the daughter of police commissioner Jim Gordon. Among the newcomers to Grace are some familiar faces, including JK Simmons, who is reprising his role as Commissioner Gordon.

It is expected that Michael Keaton will return to the role of Batman and that Brendan Fraser will also make an appearance as the villain Firefly, also known as Garfield Lynns.

Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai, who previously appeared on Emmerdale, have joined the cast in unspecified roles. Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, and Corey Johnson have also been cast. Kai’s role is being referred to as a ‘leading character,’ but what exactly that entails is still up in the air.

Alysia Yeoh, the first transgender DC character, will be played by Ivory Aquino, according to recent confirmation. Alysia and Barbara are roommates in the comics who eventually become best friends (and it seems they will be friends in the film).

Later issues of the comics see her marrying a political activist named Jo Munoz, but it is unclear whether or not the film will draw from the comics for her character arc (or any other aspect of the film’s plot) in the film.

batgirl movie Trailer Update

Because Batgirl only began filming in Glasgow in November 2021, it’s likely that we’ll have to wait a while longer. Now is a good time to check out the stars’ social media accounts and, of course, bookmark this page if you want any visual teases of what is to come.

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