Hot off the heels of some recent Batgirl casting announcements, the upcoming HBO Max production has found their Alysia Yeoh. We Rise actress Ivory Aquino has landed the role of Barbara’s friend and roommate, bringing one of Batgirl’s most storied characters to the screen.
Rumors had already begun circulating with photos of Ivory and Leslie Grace on the Batgirl set together began emerging online. By the time the announcement was made, many had already landed on Ivory playing Alysia Yeoh.
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#News #batgirl Here’s Why Fans Think ‘Batgirl’ Has A Trans Character: It looks like more representation is coming to the DCCMU! Batgirl set photos sent fans into a frenzy when they noticed trans actor Ivory Aquino standing next to Leslie Grace, who… https://t.co/hro4Or9pSW
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This brings up an important note of the casting announcement. To many, Alysia Yeoh is considered one of DC’s first trans characters. While this isn’t necessarily true, she does represent the first in the DCEU! Alysia joins Supergirl‘s Echo as two of the pioneers of DC’s on-screen trans characters.
More set leaks seem to be finding their way online almost daily, increasing the amount of information we have for the upcoming HBO Max flick. However, some have pointed out how poor the set security must be.
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While Batgirl is slated to release this year, no concrete date has been set so far. Regardless, news around the upcoming Batgirl movie seems to be dropping daily. Keep your eyes peeled for more, like who is Jacob Scipio playing in the flick? What do you think the next announcement for this movie might be?