The cast list for Leslie Grace’s Batgirl suggests Batman star Michael Keaton will appear in the HBO Max film.
We’ve known for a while that Micheal Keaton’s Batman is set to play an important role in DC’s upcoming The Flash. The Ezra Miller solo film is to open up the DC multiverse and expand the universe considerably. While the prospect of seeing Keaton return as Batman has always been exciting, a new cast list suggests the reprisal isn’t a one-and-done.
Looks like Batgirl will be finding a mentor in Michael Keaton’s Batman. The official Warner Bros. 2022 press preview revealed the full cast for the film, which includes Michael Keaton returning as Batman. This is the first time the full cast list for Leslie Grace’s Batgirl film has been revealed.
Having Michael Keaton reprise his role as Batman for another film is exciting, as it confirms that the DC Extended Universe has major plans for the iconic star. It remains to be seen just how Keaton’s Bruce Wayne is folded into the Batgirl film, and if Leslie Grace’s heroine is from a different universe than his.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are set to direct 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. JK Simmons also stars as Commissioner Gordon, with Brendan Fraser appearing as the villain Firefly.
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