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Batgirl co-director says action movie about to be shot

The feature film Batgirl is about to be shot according to one of its directors. Director Adil El Arbi is working on the new DCEU film with his Bad Boys For Life collaborator Bilall Fallah. El Arbi recently shared a post on his Instagram Story that appeared to involve the crew from the upcoming action film.

Oddly, El Arbi captioned the post: “Get closer to shoot.” While no firm date has been set, that means we can probably expect Batgirl to start filming at the start of the New Year. The film is slated for release in 2022, so El Arbi and Fallah will need to strap on their snowshoes if they are to reach that date.

Batgirl will debut on the HBO Max streaming service as an exclusive film on the platform. The Hollywood Reporter reported that In The Heights star Leslie Grace has been cast as Batgirl. Grace will play Barbara Gordon, the most famous version of the character, in the film. Barbara is the daughter of Batman ally Commissioner Gordon, who becomes a vigilante after being inspired by the Dark Knight’s crackdown on crime.

Little is known about the film’s plot at the time of writing, but it is reported that El Arbi and Fallah will be using a script by screenwriter Christina Hodson who wrote Birds of Prey and the Transformers Bumblebee movie. We also know that Brendan Fraser will appear as the villain of the film.

DC and Warner Bros have been trying to get a Batgirl movie off the ground for a few years now. Joss Whedon was scheduled to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie using Gail Simone’s seminal comic as a basis. In 2018, however, he left the project saying he didn’t really have a story.

If you’re into the Bat-Family, be sure to check out our guide to Dark Knight’s upcoming feature film, The Batman.

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