Leslie Grace has shared a picture of herself as Batgirl from the upcoming DC film that may inform the superhero’s origin story.
Grace shared the picture on Twitter alongside a caption that was pulled straight from Batgirl, 12 months One.
“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.”
– Batgirl, 12 months One
— Leslie Grace (@lesliegrace) January 15, 2022
“I use their expectations against them. That will be their weakness. Not mine. Let them all underestimate me,” Grace wrote. “And when their guard is down, and their pride is rising, let me kick their butts.”
Her suit looks to be inspired by Batgirl comics, especially the “Batgirl of Burnside” subject by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, and Maris Wicks.
Batgirl is ready to be launched on HBO Max in 2022 and will likely be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Alongside Grace, it is going to additionally star Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, J.K. 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 is coming to grips with who she is and who she is destined to become.
“What’s form of humorous about Barbara [Gordon] and Batgirl is that on this story, she’s discovering Batgirl for the primary time,” Hodson explained. “So she’s attending to discover a duality she’s at all times had in her persona, nevertheless it’s this complete new aspect of her persona, a aspect that is extra daring and barely much less regular aspect of her that we simply get to have enjoyable and play with.”
Grace previously starred as Nina Rosario in In the Heights and this will be her first appearance in the DCEU.
2022 will also see Batgirl appearing in WB Games Montreal’s Gotham Knights, where she will fight to save Gotham with Nightwing, Robin, and Red Hood following the apparent death of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
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