One of the upcoming DCEU films that are in the works is Batgirl. Plot details are still scarce, but it will focus on Barbara Gordon as she becomes the new caped hero of Gotham City. In the Heights breakout star, Leslie Grace will be taking the titular role while J.K. Simmons is set to reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon. The project has been in the works for a while. But now, there's a new exciting development that should excite fans who have been looking forward to it.
Batgirl co-director Adil El Arbi has announced on Instagram that filming for Batgirl has finally started. He wrote in the caption, "Day One of #BATGIRL!!! Al Hamdoulillah #drarriesunited #dc" along with a photo of the clapper with the film's logo over a desk that has the nameplate "Officer Barbara Gordon." There's also a Christmas-like decoration in the background which may or may not be a hint of the film's setting.
This is exciting news for fans as it means that the production process is now moving forward to the most important part of making a movie which is the principal photography. It is a start of a long journey for those who are involved in the movie and it should last for a few months.
Even though filming has already started, we still don't know what exactly the plot is and there are no details yet if it will be connected to the other DCEU films. Given that Simmons, who was in Zack Snyder's Justice League, is part of the movie, it may be related to the main DCEU timeline. It is unknown though which version of Batman will it be connected to although the directors have confirmed that he will be appearing in some capacity.
Jacob Scipio and Brendan Fraser are also co-starring in the film, with the latter playing Firefly. Filming reportedly takes place in Glasgow. Bad Boys for Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are helming the film.
Batgirl is set to be released next year on HBO Max.