DC fans were in for a shock earlier this week, with confirmation that DC’s bat girl The film has been completely scrapped. The film, which was completed months ago and almost completed, was set to bring several firsts into the ever-expanding world of superhero blockbusters. Among these was the casting of Ivory Aquino as Alicia Yeoh, one of the first openly transgender characters and actors to be brought into the superhero movie space. For the time being, it looks like we won’t get to see Alicia’s portrayal of Aquino which eventually came to life, but the actress took to social media to highlight what would be involved. In a post on his Instagram, Aquino shared several behind-the-scenes photos of his work bat girlThe film features the new looks of Barbara Gordon (Leslie Grace), James Gordon (JK Simmons), and many other photos of the cast and crew, including the various costumes worn by Alicia.
“Our time in Glasgow was filled with lots of laughter, joy, love, passion and dedication from the amazing crew and close-knit cast,” Acunio’s post reads in part. “Batgirl was truly a labor of love we were excited and eager to share with all of you who have given this inspiring character and unconventionally underrepresented our family the opportunity to share with the world that no one else. Everyone can be a superhero. An Afro-Latina (angel!)-written female-produced film starring Afro-Latina (angel!) and directed (with a female supporting director) by Muslim Moroccan-Belgian wonderkinds about a female character (as conceived by a female comic book author) who forges her own path to uplift the lives of those around her, including her best friend, deserves to be seen and will find a way. In the meantime, sharing some of these with you. Through them I remember the magical experience we had, in the shared desire to create something for all of you to enjoy. These memories put a smile on my face And hopefully for you too.
Created by Gail Simone and Ardian Sayaf, Alicia first made her debut in 2011 bat girl #1, when he and Barbara became roommates. A painter and bartender who aspired to be a professional chef, Alicia and Barbara quickly became friends – something that was complicated when Alicia briefly dated Barbara’s serial killer brother, James Gordon Jr. Alicia came out as a transgender woman bat girl #19, making her the first canon transgender character in DC Comics. Alicia has remained a close friend of Barbara’s for a decade, and she married a political activist named Joe Munoz. An alternate version of Alicia also appeared in bombing Universe, as a member of the Batgirls group inspired by Batwoman.
bat girl Directed by Bilal Falah and Adil El Arabi, with a screenplay by Christina Hodgson. The film will star Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Brendan Fraser as Firefly, and Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai reprising their roles in undisclosed roles.
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