In the Heights star Leslie Grace has provided a first look at the costume that she will be donning for the live-action adaptation of one of the Batman Family’s most popular members, Batgirl.
As demonstrated in an image shared on Grace’s official Instagram account today, Batgirl’s new costume appears to be heavily inspired by the outfit that she wore for the Batgirl of Burnside comic series, a mini-reboot that was originally published in 2014. Both costumes feature a purple, black, and yellow color scheme, something that was popularized by Yvonne Craig’s costume from the classic Batman TV series.
“I use their expectations against them,” Grace wrote, echoing a Batgirl quote from the Batman: Year One comic series. “That will be their weakness. Not mine. Let them all underestimate me…and when their guard is down, and their pride is rising, let me kick their butts.”
Leslie Grace landed the role of Barbara Gordon last summer, beating out other actresses such as Isabella Merced, Zoey Deutch, and Haley Lu Richardson. Michael Keaton will reprise his classic role of Batman in the film, while The Mummy’s Brendan Fraser will reportedly play the supervillain, Firefly.
Batgirl is expected to premiere exclusively on HBO Max this year.