One of the directors for Batgirl responded to Leslie Grace’s suit haters with an iconic Batman meme.
After years in development, production on the upcoming DC Extended Universe film Batgirl is now underway. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are in the directors’ chair for this film, and In the Heights star Leslie Grace will bring Barbara Gordon to life. We just got our first official look at the Batgirl suit, and while many fans are quite pleased with the results, some have criticized it for looking too much like a cosplay.
In response to haters of Leslie Grace’s Batgirl suit, Adil El Arbi took to his official Instagram, and shared an iconic Batman meme:
This iconic Batman meme in which Robin gets interrupted by the Caped Crusader’s slap is often used as a humorous rebuttal to other people’s opinions. Either way, a still image of Leslie Grace in the Batgirl suit is still just one image. It will be a completely different story to see it in motion through the movie. Here’s hoping that the creative team for Batgirl keep their focus leveled on what really matters, and that’s to make a great movie, rather than to pay attention to the opinions of some haters.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing Batgirl, which is being planned as a movie for the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. The two most recently directed the 2020 box office hit Bad Boys for Life and episodes of the upcoming Disney Plus series Ms. Marvel. Christina Hodson, the screenwriter behind Birds of Prey and The Flash, penned the script.
DC’s Batgirl movie is set to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the Gotham City heroine. Barbara was last seen in a live-action feature film in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, with Alicia Silverstone playing the iconic DC Comics character. J.K. Simmons also stars as Commissioner Gordon, Brendan Fraser appearing as the villain Firefly, and Michael Keaton as Batman.
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