A ‘Batgirl’ Leslie Grace revealed in an interview with Variety that the participation of Michael Keaton how Batman in the movie is “wild”, and that everyone was shocked.
“Michael Keaton how Batman was wild to everyone. Our directors were like two children. They are legitimate Batman nerds openly. He’s Batman, man! I couldn’t believe I was sharing space with Batman. I want to say more, but I can’t. It was insane, surreal, incredible. It was the stuff of dreams really. And JK Simmons playing my dad. He’s my pop. I was so nervous because all I could hear in my head was his voice on “Whiplash”. Like what would he do and say if I didn’t get something right? [Risos]. So we became best friends. And he told me all his great stories of starting out and being a waiter and working at a pizzeria and trying to be an actor and doing movies.”
Keaton played the iconic character in the mini-franchise ‘Batman’ (1989) e ‘Batman Returns’ (1992), both directed by Tim Burton.
Check out photos of him on set:
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Previously, the same fan page shared some images of Leslie Grace characterized as the titular heroine.
The images bring more details about the character’s costume.
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In addition to the double Brendan Fraser (‘The Mummy’) is also part of the cast as Firefly (Firefly), one of the confirmed villains.
For those who don’t know, the villain made his comic book debut in Detective Comics #184, in June 1952, and was reimagined decades later as a sociopathic pyromaniac with an obsessive compulsion to start fires. His real name is Garfield Lynns.
In addition, he is also equipped with a suit that carries a heavy arsenal of firearms, including flamethrowers, grenades, napalm and smoke bombs, as well as a super-heated plasma blade for close combat.
Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson e Ethan Kai were cast in undisclosed roles. J.K. Simmons returns as Commissioner Gordon.
Bilall Fallah e Adil El Arbi (‘Bad Boys For Life’) join as directors. Christina Hodson sign the script.
Still without a premiere date, the adaptation won its first concept image during the DC FanDome.
Previously, Grace revealed a little about the plot of the long.
“Barbara is someone who was underestimated even by her own father. And as the youngest daughter, you are sometimes isolated from all the difficult things in life, so she is eager to prove to herself and everyone that there are some things she can handle on her own.”
She continued, comparing herself to the character:
“In the research I’ve been doing for pre-production, I’ve learned a lot of things about Barbara that connect me to her. I really identified with her because this is only my second job as an actress and I feel like I’m on a journey to prove to myself what barriers I can break, what limits I can push through and I’m excited to embody all that anxiety, stubbornness and determination that make up Barbara’s character.”
Finally, she commented on her reaction to finding out she was cast.
“Oh man! It was a shock, it was crazy. I auditioned and it was mind-blowing, but deep down you never expect it. I found out via Zoom, because the people in charge had a surprise and all. I thought I’d do one more test and it’s still mind-blowing to think about. They made me read an email and it said: ‘I’m Batgirl’. I was just shaking, not understanding what was happening. It was beautiful and this role will be a blessing in my career.”