Los AngelesHollywood star Brendan Fraser will play the antagonist in the upcoming DC film Batgirl.
According to Variety, Fraser will play the villainous Firefly, a sociopath with a passion for pyrotechnics, in the film, which will be released on the streaming service HBO Max.
Helmed by Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arabi and Bilal Fallah, the DC feature will revolve around Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. Barbara Gordon is the most established version of the Batgirl character, initially introduced in 1961 as Betty Kane.
Christina Hodgson, best known for Bumblebee and The Flash, is writing the screenplay.
JK Simmons returns in the film as Jim Gordon after portraying him in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Batgirl is expected to debut on HBO Max in 2022.
Fraser, star of The Mummy franchise, has recently been featured in Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move. He will next appear in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming directorial Killer of the Flower Moon.