The Batgirl news is now flowing since we got our first glimpse at concept art during DC FanDome 2021. And in what I am now officially saying is the best news for the upcoming film is that Brendan Fraser is officially joining the cast alongside Leslie Grace, Jacob Scipio and J.K. Simmons. The information comes to us exclusively from Deadline. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the Warner Bros and DC film.

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Now Deadline did share that his role hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but their sources believe that he will be playing the supervillain Firefly. While not one of the better-known Batman villains, he has been around since 1952. He has picked up steam over the years, appearing in Smallville‘s later seasons, an episode of Arrow, several DC animated films and the pre-film comic for Batman v Superman. Firefly is a film special effects specialist who has fallen on tough times.

Hopefully, as we start to flush out more castings for Batgirl, they will officially share Fraser’s character. But, whoever he plays, I am here for it. I’ve been a longtime lover of his work and I think he will be fabulous in the villain role. We know that this film is going to serve as an origin story of sorts for Barbara Gordon, which is why including Firefly as her villain makes perfect sense. He appeared early on in the franchise and their careers.

The more casting news and hints to the plot that we get, the more excited I become. I had reported in a previous post that I feel like Scipio’s character has a chance to be Robin (Dick Grayson). If that is the case, then I wonder if we will see Batman appear as well. I wouldn’t want him in the entire film, but a cameo or two would be fine. But the more Firefly confirmation we get, the more I think Scipio might be another villain too. All these theories and it seems like we are going to start getting more constant news!

Batgirl will release exclusively on HBO Max. Be sure to check back in with us as more news is released! Are you excited to see Fraser in the upcoming film? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

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