BATGIRL Co-Director Responds To The Negative Reaction To Leslie Grace's Costume Reveal

Batgirl star Leslie Grace shared a first official look at her take on Barbara Gordon in full costume last night, and co-director Adil El Arbi has now responded to the somewhat negative reaction.

We got our first official look at Leslie Grace fully suited-up as Batgirl last night when the actress shared a promo image of her costume, and while a lot of fans appreciated the comic-accurate design, not everyone was on board.

Some felt the outfit was more reminiscent of something we might see on one of The CW's DC TV shows than a big-budget feature, and there were more than a few digs that Grace looked like she was "cosplaying" as the character.

Well, co-director Adil El Arbi clearly took note of the response, as he shared the following to his Instagram stories today.

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This could confirm speculation that Babs will don a different costume at some point in the movie, but there's a chance El Arbi is simply pointing out that these duds will look better when we actually see Batgirl in action.

Batgirl will also star J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, and Jacob Scipio and Brendan Fraser in undisclosed roles (the latter is believed to be playing the villainous Firefly). It's also been confirmed that Michael Keaton's Batman will appear.

Loki composer Natalie Holt recently announced that she's signed on to work on the movie's score, while Christina Hodson, who wrote Bumblebee and also worked on Birds of Prey and The Flash, penned the most recent draft of the script.

The HBO Max movie does not have an official release date.

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