Just a few days have passed since the DC FanDome event where we got our first look at concept art for HBO Max’s upcoming Batgirl film. I have been waiting what feels like a lifetime for my favorite DC superheroine to get her own movie and I couldn’t help but be excited at just an image. But today, we got even more information surrounding the film from an exclusive piece from Deadline!
Jacob Scipio will be joining Leslie Grace (Batgirl) in the film, while J.K. Simmons will be reprising his role as Chief Jim Gordon. Details on the film are still heavily under wraps, so we aren’t sure what role Scipio will be playing. From the DC FanDome panel, we do know that the film will focus heavily on the early crime-fighting career of Batgirl as she begins to understand her new dual lifestyle.
There is a long list of characters Scipio could be portraying, but if I had to guess, it would be Robin (Dick Grayson). The two characters have had a longstanding friendship and on again off again, relationship. They both grew into their roles under the tutelage of Batman. However, this is just a tiny theory and we are going to have to wait for more information to come out before we have a solid idea of where this story is going.
We currently do not have a release date for Batgirl, but it will be released exclusively for HBO Max. Be sure to check back in with us as more news is released! Who do you think Scipio will be portraying? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!