Batgirl Set Photos Tease J.K. Simmons’ Return as Commissioner Gordon

A new batch of behind-the-scenes photos from the set of HBO Max’s Batgirl film has surfaced online as production continues in Glasgow, Scotland. The Batgirl set photos, which you can check out below, reveal our first look at J.K. Simmons’ return as Commissioner Gordon, who was last seen by fans in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Simmons is accompanied by two unnamed actresses, who are seemingly playing a young Barbara Gordon and Gordon’s wife Barbara Eileen Gordon. Because of these photos, it has been speculated that the film will feature flashbacks of the Gordon family.

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The Batgirl film will be led by In the Heights star Leslie Grace as she portrays the role of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon. The hero 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.

The live-action film will also feature the return of Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Zack Snyder’s Justice League) and Michael Keaton (The Flash), who are set to reprise their respective roles of Commissioner Gordon, and Bruce Wayne/ Batman. Joining them are Jacob Scipio, Ethan Kai, Corey Johnson, Rebecca Front, and Brendan Fraser in his second role with the DC Universe as the villain Firefly.

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Batgirl is being directed by Bad Boys for Life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a screenplay written by Christina Hodson (Birds of PreyThe Flash). The film is a production by Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films, with Kristin Burr (Cruella) producing.


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