Batgirl: Set Photo Teases the Appearance of Robin
Production for the upcoming Batgirl movie is underway and the set photos from behind-the-scenes are already piling in. With lots of anticipation surrounding Leslie Grace’s debut appearance as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, the first big reveals from behind-the-scenes have teased another DC character.
Late last year, it was confirmed that Michael Keaton’s Batman would be making an appearance in the film and rumoured to be taking on a mentor role for Leslie Grace’s Batgirl and as the filming commences, we are starting to get small hints on what the surrounding world for the film will look like which includes a certain indication to DC’s Boy Wonder.
(via: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/@BatgirlFilm on Twitter)
Thanks to the Batgirl Film News twitter account, we got a look at a picture, taken by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire, of a mural that shows both Batman and Robin being put out for the film. The rendering of Batman looks very similar to Michael Keaton’s Batman suit with the all black attire and classic yellow oval being present however, Robin doesn’t appear to showcase a specific actor as his face is very hard to identify.
The notion of Robin appearing in the Batgirl movie is exciting and it would be safe to say that this Robin would be Dick Grayson. Considering that both Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson share a rich history in the comics, the appearance of Dick makes perfect sense as the plotline of the film seems to be taking heavy inspiration from the Batgirl: Year One storyline written by Scott Beatty and Chuck Dixon with pencils by Marcos Martin and inks by Alvaro Lopez which features both Batman and Robin too.
(via: DC Comics)
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Although this isn’t true confirmation of Dick Grayson’s Robin appearing in the movie, insider Grace Randolph (https://twitter.com/gracerandolph?lang=en-gb) from Beyond the Trailer backed up the theories by stating “Okay, looking into this – one of my sources says there will be a #Robin cameo leading into #Nightwing movie… Looking into this further – developing”
(via @GraceRandolph on Twitter)
A Nightwing movie has been rumoured to be in development for years so this film may be the starting point for Dick Grayson’s journey from Robin to Nightwing in the future but it if the rumours about Robin are true, then the DC’s new movie timeline is starting to assemble the Bat-Family very early on.
Batgirl is directed by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi (Bad Boys for Life and Ms. Marvel) and is written by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey and The Flash). The film will star Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, J.K Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Brendan Fraser as Garfield Lyns/Firefly, Jacob Scipio cast in a currently unknown role but rumoured to be playing Killer Moth and Jurnee Smollett’s Dinah Lance/Black Canary set to make an appearance too.
Batgirl is set to debut on HBO Max later this year
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