Mummy actor Brendan Fraser signed up to play Firefly in ‘Batgirl’
Brendan Fraser, who disappeared from Hollywood after “George of the Jungle” and “The Mummy,” has been cast in DC’s upcoming “Batgirl” movie. He will play the villainous Firefly, a sociopath passionate about pyrotechnics, opposite Leslie Grace, reports ‘Variety’.
Specific details of the plot of “Batgirl” have been kept under wraps, but it is known to center on Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.
JK Simmons returns to play Jim Gordon after playing Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” character for the first time.
‘Batgirl’ is slated to premiere on HBO Max, the WarnerMedia-backed streaming service, sometime in 2022. The project is remarkable because, according to ‘Variety’, “it marks one of DC Comics’ first big properties. to skip cinemas in favor of streaming ”.
Plus, it’s one of the studio’s few comic book adventures – after “Wonder Woman” and its sequel, as well as Margot Robbie’s “Birds of Prey” – to feature a female superheroine.
For Fraser, it has been a good year. He recently landed the lead role in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film ‘The Whale’, an adaptation of Samuel D. Hunter’s play about a middle-aged 600-pound recluse, and he will be seen in ‘Killers of the Flower. Moon ‘by Martin Scorsese alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
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