24 Nov 2021 7:50 PM +00:00 UTC

J.K. Simmons Says Batgirl Will Begin Production Sooner Than Expected

There is little doubt that people are already looking forward to the Batgirl movie now that we know it will bring back J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon. Not surprisingly, the Justice League star is also excited about his new DC Extended Universe project. Simmons has confirmed he will start working on the film next year and production is going to begin a lot sooner than expected!

It shouldn't be a huge surprise that Simmons will be back as Jim Gordon in the Batgirl movie. After all, he's Barbara Gordon's father and the character should play a major role in the DC film. In fact, Simmons pointed out at the Happy Sad Confused podcast that he will be meeting the star of the show this week.

"Leslie Grace is Batgirl and I think I'm actually going to get on the horn with her and the director in the next couple of days and do a little preliminary rehearsals on it," Simmons shared. He then revealed that Batgirl will begin filming by early next year.

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"A couple of months from now -- well, they start very soon and then I jump on board sometime in January over in Glasgow, which is a wonderful place to be shooting it because it's gothic," Simmon said before adding, "I'm excited to be the once and future Jim Gordon."

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This is great news for fans who were worried that Batgirl will begin production in late 2022 and would be set for release in early 2023. However, it looks like DC is eager to move forward with the project that has already been delayed several times in the past.

Batgirl will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The cast also includes Jacob Scipio and Brendan Fraser. The film has not yet been given an official release date but is set to stream on HBO Max.

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