Courtesy of new photos obtained by GlasglowLive we have our best look at Brenden Fraser while on the set of the new Batgirl film. Fraser will be portraying the villain Firefly in the new film, which is due to release on HBO Max later in 2022. Based on the images, it certainly appears the villain will be living up to his name, as we see Firefly leaving behind a burning building.
A COMEBACK FOR FRASER
Landing the role of Garfield Lynns / Firefly is the latest step in what can be considered a resurgence for Fraser over the last few years. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Fraser appeared in a multitude of box office hits such as The Mummy and its two sequels. However, as the 2000s progressed, audiences would see less of Fraser appearing in major films. The circumstances of which can be readily found online. But many fans never lost their appreciation for the actor and Fraser has become somewhat of an internet favorite over the last few years. Since the casting news was announced in the October of 2021, fans have been eagerly waiting to see him in the role.
The upcoming appearance in Batgirl will be the second DC role for Fraser, who has appeared as Cliff Steele / Robotman in the series Doom Patrol since 2019. He also recently appeared in the 2021 Steven Soderbergh film No Sudden Move and was cast in a role in the Martin Scorcese film Killers of the Flower Moon. Things certainly appear to be on an upward trajectory for the actor and his fans couldn’t be more excited for this long past-due return.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT BATGIRL
The film will feature Leslie Grace as Batgirl / Barbra Gordon. J.K. Simmons will appear as Barbra’s father, Commissioner Gordon. Also appearing, in another highly anticipated casting, is Michael Keaton as Batman / Bruce Wayne. Keaton last played the Dark Knight in 1992’s Batman Returns. This is the first of several expected appearances as Batman for Keaton. Keaton is also slated to appear in the upcoming Flash movie. Nothing else is known at this time in regards to the casting or plot of the film. But the announced casting and set photos like these are enough to keep fans excited.
Batgirl is being directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah who recently directed the 2020 blockbuster Bad Boys for Life. The film is being written by Christina Hodson, who has written another DC film, Birds of Prey.
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