Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne (Batman), the character he played in Tim Burton’s 1989 film, for the upcoming HBO Max superhero film Batgirl. Leslie Grace also stars as Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), the daughter of Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon.
As recently announced, J.K. Simmons will reprise the role as Jim Gordon after first taking the role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Brendan Fraser will play the villain, Firefly, a sociopath with love for pyrotechnics.
Batgirl doesn’t have a scheduled release date, though the film will debut on HBO Max in 2022. It’s been 30 years since Keaton first played Batman, and in that time, he claims that revisiting his iconic role intrigues him.
Just because I was curious didn’t mean I wanted to do it,” he said on the latest episode of Variety’s Award Circuit podcast. “So it took a long time, frankly… I’m not just gonna say I’ll do it. It has to be good. And there has to be a reason.”
Batgirl is currently under production in London. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are set to direct the film for Warner Bros. Christina Hodson is writing the script.