Leslie Grace has shared an image of herself as Batgirl from the upcoming DC movie that will tell the origin story of the superhero.
Grace shared the image on Twitter along with a caption taken straight from Batgirl, Year One.
“I use their expectations against them. That will be their weakness. Not mine. Let them all underestimate me…
And when they lose their guard and their pride increases, let me kick them in the ass.”
– Batgirl, year one
— Leslie Grace (@lesliegrace) January 15, 2022
“I’m using their expectations against them. That will be their weakness. Not mine. Let them all underestimate me,” Grace wrote. “And when they’re off their guard and their pride increases, let me kick them in the ass.”
Her suit seems to be inspired by Batgirl comics, especially the “Batgirl of Burnside” release by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr and Maris Wicks.
Batgirl will be released on HBO Max in 2022 and will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Grace also stars Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, JK Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Brendan Fraser as Garfield Lynns/Firefly and Jacob Scipio in an unknown role.
Birds of Prey’s Christina Hodson wrote the screenplay and previously discussed how Batgirl will explore a time when Barbara Gordon comes to grips with who she is and who she is destined to become.
“What’s so funny about Barbara? [Gordon] and Batgirl is that in this story she’s discovering Batgirl for the first time,” Hodson explained. “So she’s going to discover a duality that she’s always had in her personality, but it’s this whole new side of her personality, a side that’s more daring and a little less normal side of her that we can just have fun and play with.”
Grace previously starred as Nina Rosario in In the Heights and this will be her first appearance in the DCEU.
In 2022, Batgirl will also appear in WB Games Montreal’s Gotham Knights, where she will fight to save Gotham with Nightwing, Robin and Red Hood after the apparent death of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
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