FIRST LOOK: LESLIE GRACE AS BATGIRL (KINDA)

FIRST LOOK: LESLIE GRACE AS BATGIRL (KINDA)

FIRST LOOK: LESLIE GRACE AS BATGIRL (KINDA)

Recently signed up to play Batgirl in a new HBO Max movie, In the Heights' Leslie Grace shared the first footage of herself in costume

Well, actually, it's not the movie costume but a Halloween set, still...

Grace has been signed up to play Barbara Gordon/ Batgirl in the new DC movie to be directed by Bad Boys for Life'Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and based on a script by Bumblebee and Birds of Prey writer Christina HodsonKristin Burr is producer. Doom Patrol'Brendan Fraser is also reported to have been signed up for the movie, to play the villain Firefly.

In the comic books, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) debuted in 1967's Detective Comics #359, 'The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl', following her successful introduction in the third series of the 1960s Batman TV show (as portrayed by Yvonne Craig). As the daughter of Gotham City's Police Commissioner, she launches her crime-fighting career by interrupting a kidnapping by Killer Moth at a costume party, where she's dressed as a female version of the Dark Knight.

Filming on Batgirl is expected to begin in November with a possible 2023 release date on HBO Max.