The cast of the film Batgirl of DC and HBO Max has hired a new actor, who is gradually rebuilding his career after falling into oblivion.
If debutant actress Leslie Grace (Where we come from) was chosen to don the Barbara Gordon costume and that rising actor Jacob Scipio (Without any remorse, Bad Boys for Life, Expendables 4) will give him the answer, the next DC and HBO Max film will be able to rely on a face already well known to the public to strengthen its distribution: JK Simmons.
The actor of Whiplash, Spider-Man or Juno will thus take over the role of Commissioner Gordon, whom he camped in Justice League, but will be credited alongside another veteran actor who just recently joined the cast.
According to Deadline, Brendan Fraser was cast in the movie directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life, Flic de Beverly Hills 4) for play as the supervillain of the story. One more proof that the actor, whose career ran out of steam at the end of the 2000s, is gradually finding his way back to film sets and film studios. 2021 has indeed been a productive year for the former performer of George of the Jungle and the legendary Rick O’Connell in the trilogy of The Mummy.
The latter finished earlier in the year the shooting of The Whale, the new film by Darren Aronofsky, has been showing at No Sudden Move, the latest feature film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and has also been cast in the upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Nice return to the saddle, therefore.
Robotman dans Doom Patrol
Deadline has not confirmed the identity of his new character, but according to media sources, he could play as Firefly, an arsonist villain linked to the Batman universe. This won’t be the first time Brendan Fraser has stepped into the DC Universe, however, since he played Robotman, one of the series’ main superheroes. Doom Patrol, also appeared in an episode of Titans.
The scenario of Batgirl, written by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey, The Flash) is currently unknown, but pre-production seems to be advancing at a good pace since the project emerged from Warner’s drawers and new information should be forthcoming.