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Batgirl is an upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name.[1] It will be an installment of the DC Extended Universe.[4] The film is scheduled to release in 2022.[3]

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In March 2017, Variety reported that Joss Whedon was nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce a Batgirl film for Warner Bros., which would have assumedly been part of the DCEU.[9] After less than a year, it was reported in February 2018 that Whedon had exited the project, with Whedon saying the reason for this was that he had failed to come up with a story.[10]

In April 2018, it was reported that the film had been revived, with a new script by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson.[11] In December, Hodson confirmed this to be true when she was asked about the film's release and development, saying "[That's] above my paygrade. Not something I can speak to. But, yeah, I'm loving writing it; I can say that. It's a total joy to work on. I love the character. And every day I'm finding new things to love and get excited about."[12]

In March of 2021, during an AT&T investor presentation, that the film was confirmed to be still in development.[13] On May 19, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were hired to direct the film, with Kristin Burr producing for the project, and that it was planned to be released on HBO Max.[1] On September 23, 2021, Natalie Holt announced that she will be composing the score for the film.[2] On, October 15, 2021, the directors revealed that Batman would appear in the film.

Casting

On July 19, 2021, Deadline reported that casting was underway for the main role of Batgirl, with actresses such as Isabela Merced, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Grace, and possibly Haley Lu Richardson expected to test for the role.[14] On July 21, 2021, Deadline reported that Leslie Grace was officially cast as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl.[5] On July 29, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that J.K. Simmons is in negotiations to reprise his role as James Gordon, and that the film is looking to be released in 2022. [3] On October 18, 2021, Deadline reported that Jacob Scipio had been cast in an undisclosed role, as well as confirming Simmons in the film.[6] On October 25, 2021, Deadline reported that Brendan Fraser was cast as Firefly in the film.[7]

Filming

On August 26, 2021, it was reported that filming will begin in November in Glasgow, Scotland.[15]

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Films in the DC Extended Universe
Released Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeSuicide SquadWonder WomanJustice LeagueAquamanShazam!Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)Wonder Woman 1984Zack Snyder's Justice LeagueThe Suicide Squad
Upcoming Black AdamThe FlashAquaman and the Lost KingdomShazam! Fury of the Gods
In development BatgirlBlue BeetleWonder Woman 3ZatannaThe AmazonsBlack Canary
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