Deadline is exclusively reporting that Brendan Fraser is the latest name to join the cast for the DC Film Batgirl.
Batgirl, whose alias is most generally known to be that of Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter Barbara Gordon, first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 and has featured over various animated series, as well as live-action form on the small screen through Batman and Birds of Prey, as well as featuring on the big screen in Batman & Robin and recently The LEGO Batman Movie.
The report states that Brendan Fraser (whose recent credits include Doom Patrol and No Sudden Move) will be playing the role of villain Firefly in the film. Originally debuting in 1952, Firefly was a villain that used lighting effects to commit robberies, but the most popular iteration of the character is that of a sociopathic pyromaniac with an obsessive compulsion to start fires.
The film will become one of the first major DC properties to debut exclusively on the HBO Max streaming service in the US, with the film written by Christina Hodson, filmmaking duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directing, and Kristin Burr producing.
Brendan Fraser joins a cast that include Leslie Grace, J.K Simmons and Jacob Scipio.
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