HBO Max’s Batgirl Directors Celebrate Wrap With New Costume Photo

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Batgirl, Leslie Grace

DC will continue the legacy of Bat-based heroes on the big and small screen this year with Leslie Grace’s Batgirl, which will make its streaming debut on HBO Max in the coming months. With Ms. Marvel directors Billal Fallah and Adil El Arbi leading the way in their first DC outing, this outing will bring Batgirl into a leading role for the first time in the comic company’s storied history.

While Grace stars in her first DC movie, iconic Hollywood regulars are included in her supporting cast such as Michael Keaton’s 1989 Batman and Brendan Fraser’s Firefly. Set photos have teased how they will work themselves into the narrative, but for now, the plot for Batgirl’s DCEU debut remains largely a mystery.

Recently, Grace expressed her gratitude for this opportunity while letting fans know that the film was approaching the end of filming after four months of work.

Now, that milestone is solidified even more fully thanks to a new image on social media from one of the movie’s directors.

Batgirl Director Celebrates End of Filming

Batgirl co-director Adil El Arbi took to Instagram to post a picture celebrating the end of filming for his first DCEU movie on HBO Max.

The picture included him alongside co-director Billal Fallah and Barbara Gordon actress Leslie Grace in her full Batgirl costume. El Arbi also shared how amazing the experience was in his caption while thanking the cast and crew for "making this movie next level:"

#BATGIRL !!! It was such a great experience and we are thankful to the amazing crew and cast for making this movie next level !!! STAY TUNED Y’ALL !!! #alhamdulillah
Adil El Arbi Instagram


DC Ready for Batgirl Post-Production Work

Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah are in for their biggest year yet in 2022 thanks to their work in the superhero genre. Ms. Marvel is set to begin streaming on June 8, giving fans a first look at what they can do with a new female superhero, which all comes before their full-length movie with the DC Extended Universe debuts a few months later.

Even for all that's known about Batgirl, its directors have stayed persistent about keeping the plot close to the vest, especially with its potential ties to other DC outings like The Flash. Now, as the work they did on set moves into the editing room to add special effects and Loki composer Natalie Holt's score, the duo still has plenty of work ahead to pull the story together.

With a few months of editing and post-production work ahead of the team, fans now wait for more news on the movie's release date and a first trailer that will eventually arrive. It's unclear if Batgirl's release timeframe on HBO Max will change due to the recent release date shuffle on the big screen, but there's palpable excitement building for its debut regardless.

Batgirl is set to stream on HBO Max sometime in 2022.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.