Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

The cast of Batgirl just got a major addition as Michael Keaton has been confirmed to be in the upcoming film by Warner Bros.

Per an update on the official cast listing, the veteran actor is expected to return as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Keaton is staying busy as he has a starring role in The Flash, which will see him reprise the role that he originally played in 1989’s Batman. Fans will get to see Keaton’s DC Extended Universe entry when the Ezra Miller-led film releases on November 4, 2022.

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Batgirl will center on Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon. The character was first seen in the 1967 Batman series with the late Yvonne Craig playing Barbara. Batgirl’s first comic book appearance was in Detective Comics #357 by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.

Batgirl is being helmed by Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a screenplay by Christina Hodson (BumblebeeBirds of PreyThe Flash) with Kristin Burr (Cruella) producing. The movie will release exclusively on HBO Max.

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Batgirl/Barbara Gordon’s last appearance in a live-action big-screen feature was in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, released in 1997 and starring Alicia Silverstone in the role alongside George Clooney’s Batman and Chris O’Donnell’s Robin.

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