Batgirl 2022: Movie Release Date, Cast and Villain

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Initially announced to be released on cinemas, 'Batgirl' will be finally aired on HBO Max as the platform's new big release following the movie 'Zack Snyder's Justice League'.

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Despite being initially announced in March 2017, the departure of 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon from the project around one year later forced Warner Bros to announce Christina Hodson as the new screenwriter, while last May they revealed that Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah also joined the project as directors.

What is the plot of 'Batgirl'?

The 'Batgirl' was initially introduced by DC's comics back in 1961 as Betty Kane, but six years later she was replaced by Barbara Gordon, who operates in Gotham City as the ally of Bruce Wayne, aka the Batman.

"With 'Batgirl', we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham," said producer Kristin Burr back in May.

"Christina's script is crackling with spirit. Adil and Bilall have an excited and joyous energy, which is infectious, making them the perfect filmmakers for this Batproject. And I'm just psyched I get to be part of the DC universe, which is super cool."

Who is going to be the villain in the 'Batgirl' movie?

Despite the only confirmed characters so far being Barbara Gordon and her father, James Gordon, who is the Gotham City Police Commissioner, there have been several reports in regard to the villain who will feature in the 'Batgirl' movie.

According to the Illuminerdi, the character that will be introduced in the movie is the DC villain Firefly, who was associated with 'Batman' villain Killer Moth - the first villain to ever go against the 'Batgirl' in comics.

Who's in the 'Batgirl' movie cast?

Actress and singer Leslie Grace was cast back in July as the Batgirl, while J.K. Simmons will be reprising his role of Commissioner James Gordon after his appearances in 'Justice League' and 'Zack Snyder's Justice League'.

What is the release date for the 'Batgirl' movie?

No specific date has been announced yet, but the 'Batgirl' is expected to be released on HBO Max sometime in 2022.

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