“Batgirl” HBO Max Movie Adds More Stars to Join Lead Leslie Grace
The population of Batgirl‘s Gotham is rising. The upcoming HBO Max movie starring Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon just added three new cast members. Rebecca Front, Ethan Kai, and Corey Johnson have joined the cast in unspecified roles. They’ll be dropping into a Gotham already inhabited by some big names. Along with Grace, Batgirl includes Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, marking the second big project that Keaton will be donning the cape and cowl for. His first mission back in the role of Bruce Wayne will be for Andy Muschietti’s upcoming The Flash. J.K. Simmons returns as Commissioner Jim Gordon, reprising a role he played in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And finally, Brendan Fraser is on hand as the villain, we just don’t know who quiet yet.
Front is an excellent performer, with incredible comedic timing and a killer instinct she displayed on the great British series In The Thick of It. Johnson has already had roles in a bunch of excellent films, including Ex Machina, Hellboy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Kingsman: The Secret Service, and will next be seen in Morbius. His experience in big action flicks makes you wonder if he won’t be playing some kind of superhero. Kai appeared in Killing Eve, and it seems that Batgirl will likely serve as a potential big next step for the young performer.
Meanwhile, Grace is a multitalented performer and a three-time Latin Grammy Award winner. As Barbara Gordon, she’s playing the daughter of police commissioner Jim Gordon, the one character who appears in almost every Batman film, by the way.
Batgirl is expected to debut on HBO Max sometime in 2022. The series is currently in production in London and is directed by Bad Boys For Life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The script comes from Birds of Prey and The Flash scribe Christina Hodson.
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Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 02: Leslie Grace attends the Warner Bros. premiere of “The Suicide Squad” at Regency Village Theatre on August 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)