DC's Batgirl Movie Prepares For Car Chase Scene In New Set Photos

A new set photo from DC's upcoming Batgirl movie teases an exhilarating car-chase sequence. Originally it was Betty Kane who assumed the mantle in the DC lore, but in 1967, the comics introduced a new Batgirl in the form of Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. Over the years, Barbara has made quite a few live-action appearances. Among the more notable ones are the portrayal by Yvonne Craig in Adam West's Batman TV series and Alicia Silverstone's take in Joel Schumacher's 1997 Batman & Robin movie. She has yet to lead a project of her own, although that is about to change, as a solo film focused on the character is currently in development at HBO Max.

Originally it was Joss Whedon who was attached to direct, write, and produce a Batgirl movie for DC Films and Warner Bros, but he left the project in 2017, claiming that he was unable to get the story right. Shortly afterwards, Birds of Prey and The Flash writer Christina Hodson was brought on board to pen the script for the movie, and in May 2021, the directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were roped in to helm the film. Then, in July 2021, the movie took a significant step forward after it cast In the Heights actor Leslie Grace to play the protagonist. Pre-production then continued for several months, and in late-November 2021, Batgirl officially commenced filming in Glasgow.

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Now, new set photos have surfaced that hint at an action-packed car-chase scene. As reported by GlasgowLive, Picture Vehicles Limited, which is currently making vehicles for Batgirl, hints in a since-deleted Instagram post that it was preparing to "wreck some cars" in the Scottish filming location. The image featured their mobile workshop being packed into a truck, and while the company held back on revealing the specifics of the Batman vehicles which would make its way into the movie, it acknowledge that there would be a motorcycle. Check out the image below:

An epic car chase isn't the only exciting reason to look forward to HBO Max's Batgirl movie. In fact, perhaps the most interesting thing about the upcoming film is the return of DCEU veterans J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton. Simmons reprises his Justice League role as Jim Gordon, whereas Keaton will again don his Batman cape from Tim Burton's 1989 movie and its 1992 sequel following an appearance in Andy Muschietti's upcoming The Flash movie. Besides Grace, Simmons, and Keaton, Batgirl also stars Brendan Fraser as the sociopathic pyromaniac Firefly and Jacob Scipio presumably as Barbara's potential love-interest.

Car chases through Gotham City are a cliché with almost every Batverse movie. However, some are executed better than others. For instance, the Batmobile chase from Batman Begins and the Batpod scene from The Dark Knight are celebrated to date, while the car chase from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice proved relatively unpopular. Right now, there is already a lot of hype about the enthralling car chases in Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman movie, so in order for the sequence in Batgirl to stand out, the film will need to kick its visual quality and action quotient up a notch. From the images and comments, it appears that Batgirl will include some iconic Batverse automobiles like the Batgirl mission vehicle and the Ricochet, although to know for sure, fans need to wait until more set photos emerge.

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Source: GlasgowLive



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