Batgirl: Ivory Aquino to play first trans character in a live-action DC film

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New Delhi, India Updated: Jan 25, 2022, 08:34 AM(IST)

Ivory Aquino as Batgirl. Photograph:( Twitter )

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‘Batgirl’ is based on the DC comics created by writer Gail Simone and artist Ardian Syaf.

A new cast addition has been announced for ‘Batgirl’ as Ivory Aquino joins the superhero film. She will join previously announced cast members including Leslie Grace, J.K. Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton and Jacob Scipio.

The film will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah for HBO Max.

‘Batgirl’ is based on the DC comics created by writer Gail Simone and artist Ardian Syaf. While the film’s plot is being kept under wraps, it will centre on Gotham City police commissioner Jim Gordon’s daughter, Barbara. Aquino will play Barbara’s best friend, bartender Alysia Yeoh—the first major transgender character ever to appear in a live-action film adaptation of DC comics.

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Brendan Fraser will play the role of villain Firefly. Micheal Keaton will reprise his role as Batman from Tim Burton’s 1989 film of the same name and 1992 ‘Batman Returns’.

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Kristin Burr is producing while the script is by Christina Hodson.

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