DC and Batgirl fans, are you excited as we are? Last night, Leslie Grace took to Twitter to give us our first look at herself in costume for the upcoming film. And we would be lying if we didn’t share just how over the moon we are with this look! The film is being produced for HBO Max and stars Grace alongside Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton, J.K. Simmons, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson, Ethan Kai and Jacob Scipio.
But that isn’t the only thing Grace shares. In the tweet’s text, she quotes, “I use their expectations against them. That will be their weakness. Not mine. Let them all underestimate me… And when their guard is down, and their pride is rising, let me kick their butts.” The quote comes from Batgirl Year One, which has been thought to be the inspiration behind the film’s story. Things have been kept hush-hush so far except that this will be an origin story for the caped crusader.
The most significant part of Grace’s tweet comes with the photo she shared, showing off the Batgirl suit she will don for the film. It is heavily reminiscent of Batgirl of Burnside and the purple suit designed by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. It seems like there is a cross between quoting Batgirl Year One and showing off the suit from Burnside. I wonder if we will see a few different suits throughout the film as Barbara goes from a young inexperienced vigilante to the Batgirl we have come to know and love.
It seems production seems to be well on its way for Batgirl, which means that the idea of seeing it in 2022 is highly likely as long as everything goes smoothly. We will be keeping our eyes peeled over the next few weeks in case this is just the first little tidbit they are dropping! We’ve linked Grace’s tweet below with the first look image. What do you think of her suit? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!