The latest sneak peek from this year’s DC FanDome takes us to a different side of Gotham City for our first look at HBO Max’s forthcoming Batgirl film.
In the Heights star Leslie Grace will take on the role of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police Commissioner Gordon and tech wiz who, inspired by Batman’s vigilante justice, dons a cape and cowl of her own to fight crime as Batgirl.
“She’s discovering Batgirl for the first time,” said screenwriter Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey), “so she’s getting to explore a duality she’s already had in her personality.”
The movie’s suit has not been fully created yet, but the crew was able to share a piece of concept art featuring it — albeit from a decent way away.
“She will have a cowl, that we can say,” said co-directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and she’ll have her characteristic red hair.
Batgirl emerges from a long development that began in 2017 with plans for The Avengers’ Joss Whedon to direct. A year later, Whedon stepped down and the film began to take on its current shape.
Batgirl will skip theaters and premiere directly on HBO Max at a currently unannounced date.