Brendan Fraser, who plays the villain Firefly in the upcoming Batgirl movie clarifies the identity of his character.
There are multiple films in the DC Extended Universe that are on the way, and one of the more intriguing films in the slate is Batgirl. The film, which will take place in a newly-established DCEU likely after the release of The Flash will introduce Firefly to audiences, played by Brendan Fraser.
Firefly won’t be the Garfield Lynns version.
Brendan Fraser made an appearance at GalaxyCon: Raleigh in North Carolina, in which he clarified the identity of Firefly in Batgirl. He was originally reported to be playing the Garfield Lynns version of the villain, but he claimed that it’s an entirely different name altogether:
“Ted Carson is the character’s name. It’s misprinted in the media, I have noticed that. It’s a new character, it’s a new day. He’s quite cross, he’s a veteran whose benefits have been cut, so he wants to burn Gotham to the ground. And Batman and Batgirl are there to stop him. Or are they?”
Brendan Fraser has been on a role lately. DC fans may recognize him for his role as Cliff Steele/Robotman in Doom Patrol, and along with his role as Firefly in Batgirl, he has two coveted roles in upcoming films. One of those films is The Whale, which is based on a play by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Darren Aronofsky, which looks to bring some Oscar buzz for Fraser. He is also involved with Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, Killers of the Flower Moon.
The upcoming DC film will star In the Heights’ Leslie Grace. Batgirl was last seen on the big screen in live-action portrayed by Alicia Silverstone in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin in 1997.
Batgirl is set to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the Gotham City heroine. J.K. Simmons also stars as Commissioner Gordon, Brendan Fraser will appear as the villain Firefly, and Michael Keaton is returning as his version of Batman.
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Source: GalaxyCon: Raleigh (via ScreenRant)