Batgirl’s Leslie Grace Debuts Extremely Comic-Accurate Costume
Batgirl star Leslie Grace reveals the first full look at the costume she’ll wear as Barbara Gordon’s superhero alter ego.
bat girl Star Leslie Grace, who plays main protagonist Barbara Gordon/Batgirl herself, has revealed the first full look at her comic book-accurate costume.
Grace shared a photo of herself wearing the Batgirl costume in an Instagram post, captioning it with a quote from DC Batgirl: Year One by Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon, Marcos Martin, Alvaro Lopez, Javier Rodriguez and Willie Schubert. “I’m using their expectations against them. It will be their weakness. Not mine. Let them all underestimate me…And when their guard is down and their pride rises, let me kick their ass.”
Grace’s Batgirl costume is ripped off the page, looking nearly identical to the bat costume Barbara Gordon wore as “Burnside’s Batgirl” in the original DC comics. the Burnside’s Batgirl the arc started in bat girl #35 by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Jared K. Fletcher, which was released under DC’s New 52 banner in late 2014. The issue brought about a new costume, which put a modern spin on the original by Barbara Gordon. purple and gold crime-fighting outfit and would go on to become a fan favorite among readers.
It was first reported in July 2021 that Grace, known for her work in In the heights, had been officially cast as Barbara Gordon in the Warner Bros. and DC bat girl film, which is set to debut exclusively on HBO Max this year. Set in the DC Extended Universe, the film sees Justice League Former JK Simmons reprises his role as James Gordon, Barbara’s father and commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department.
Plus, 1989 star Michael Keaton Batman and 1992 Return of Batman, is set to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Before signing for bat girl, Keaton has already been confirmed to reprise his iconic role in another upcoming DCEU film, the flash. During this time, Doom Patrol star Brendan Fraser is set to appear in bat girl as the film’s main antagonist, Garfield Lynns/Firefly. Manufacturing on bat girl started in November.
Batgirl was originally the brainchild of 1960s producer William Dozier Batman television show, which wanted to introduce a new character as Adam West’s female Batman counterpart. Dozier is recognized as the co-creator of Barbara Gordon alongside DC Comics publisher Julius Schwartz, writer Gardner Fox, and artist Carmine Infantino.
The character made his first appearance in a comic book Detective comics #359 by Fox, Infantino, Sid Greene, and Gaspar Saladino, which was originally published November 29, 1966, and has a cover dated January 1967. Played by Yvonne Craig, Batgirl made her live-action debut several months later in ” Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin”, the premiere of season 3 of the Batman TV show, first aired September 14, 1967. An alternate version of Batgirl named Barbara Wilson was later played by Alicia Silverstone in the 1997 feature film batman and robin.
bat girl is set to debut on HBO Max in 2022.
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