September 29, 2023


Arts Eternal

What you won’t get to see on big screen

Just take a seem at these on-set images from DC Comics’ “Batgirl” — since they’re the only look we’re likely to get at the “shelved” movie.

Photos taken through the creation of the Warner Bros. film in February in Glasgow, Scotland, function its star, Leslie Grace, as effectively as Oscar winner J.K. Simmons and “The Mummy” actor Brendan Fraser, as well as their stunt doubles.

Michael Keaton, who was established to reprise his 1992 part as Batman, wasn’t pictured on established, but a stunt double in his typical 1990s Batsuit was. Having said that, photographers caught Keaton arriving in Glasgow for the duration of filming.

Simmons also stuns in stills as Gotham Town Law enforcement Commissioner Jim Gordon. Dressed in a beige trenchcoat and striped tie, the actor factors a gun at an unlucky stand-in for Keaton in the middle of the highway.

And then there is Batgirl herself, “In the Heights” alum Grace. In a blue leather-based Batsuit accented with a gold Batgirl symbol and footwear, her physique double’s ginger hair pops as she skirts all-around town on a motorbike. In another shot, the stuntwoman clutches crew associates as she climbs the stairs of a building.

Michael Keaton’s Batman overall body double shares a scene with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon throughout the filming of “Batgirl” in Glasgow.
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J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon pictured filming "Batgirl."
J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in “Batgirl.”
Stunt double Firefly was seen on the Batgirl set for a late night car chase shoot.
The stunt double for Firefly — portrayed by actor Brendan Fraser — was viewed on the “Batgirl” set for the duration of a late-night time shoot involving a vehicle chase.
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Brendan Fraser was set to play Firefly in "Batgirl."
Brendan Fraser was set to engage in Firefly in “Batgirl.”
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Meanwhile, Fraser’s double was pictured in his villainous Firefly costume, donning a black fuel mask with an ominous tank — gas for the villain’s flamethrowers — strapped to his again.

Fraser himself was spotted walking out of a burning pharmacy clutching a bottle of capsules.

The 53-year-aged actor’s “Batgirl” job is part of his return to acting, as he stepped away from the enterprise in the latest years due to melancholy.

In 2018, he candidly shared that a previous Hollywood Foreign Push Affiliation president allegedly groped him in 2003.

Fraser is already a member of DC’s ever-expanding family with his purpose as Cliff “Robotman” Steele in the HBO Max collection “Doom Patrol.”

Brendan Fraser is seen filming on the streets of Glasgow City Centre, which is doubling up as Gotham City. He is walking out of a burning pharmacy clutching a bottle of pills.
Brendan Fraser is witnessed filming on the streets of Glasgow Metropolis Centre, which is doubling as Gotham Town Hall. He is going for walks out of a burning pharmacy, clutching a bottle of tablets.
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Another shot of Fraser.
Brendan Fraser landed a critical purpose in “Batgirl.”
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The 53-year-old walks through smoke.
The 53-12 months-old Fraser walks as a result of a smoke-crammed scene.
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Michael Keaton's Batman body double with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon filming Batgirl in Glasgow.
Michael Keaton’s Batman physique double shares a scene with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in the course of the filming of “Batgirl.”
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Other on-set pics contain a yellow Gotham taxi taxi, as properly as fiery explosions — on leading of both of those a fireplace truck and a burning building.

Right before “Batgirl” was scrapped completely, it was intended to head straight to HBO Max. The Puck newsletter claimed in April that WB’s then-chair Toby Emmerich was contemplating a theatrical operate for the film way too. 

But Emmerich stepped down in June to variety his very own creation enterprise — not lengthy after Warner Bros. merged with Discovery and David Zaslav turned the CEO of the new entity. He changed Emmerich with MGM’s Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy. 

Keaton was spotted by paparazzi in Glasgow.
Keaton’s stunt double was spotted in action on the Glasgow set.
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Leslie Grace's stunt women in Batgirl costume filming action scenes for the new 'Batgirl' film taking place in Glasgow's City Centre.
Leslie Grace’s stuntwoman dons the Batgirl costume although filming action scenes.
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Leslie Grace and Brendan Frasers stunt doubles were spotted on a late night bike chase shoot.
Leslie Grace’s stunt double was noticed on Batgirl’s bike throughout a chase scene.
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Filming of 'Batgirl' in Glasgow, Scotland, as Glasgow is a stand in for Gotham city.
The filming of “Batgirl” took put in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Batgirl Filming In Glasgow, Scotland
“Batgirl” films in Glasgow, Scotland.
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On Set filming Batgirl in Glasgow, Scotland
A Gotham taxi cab was also pictured on set.
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A "Batgirl" crew member washes off a prop taxi.
A “Batgirl” crew member washes off a prop taxi.
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On Set filming Batgirl in Glasgow, Scotland
A poster on the established of “Batgirl.”
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Admirers figured some thing was amiss with the film when it was not described at all at DC’s San Diego Comic-Con panel last thirty day period. The substantially publicized celebration, following all, is built to raise publicity for forthcoming projects just like this 1.

When the venture was officially considered around with, a top Hollywood source advised The Write-up that the reportedly $70 million film — which insiders advised essentially topped $100 million — was not screen-screening very properly with audiences.

DC determined to slash its losses for the sake of the brand’s potential, the resource stated.

A fire truck catches fire on set of "Batgirl."
A fireplace truck catches fireplace on the set of “Batgirl.”
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A building catches fire on the set of "Batgirl."
Flames explode from a setting up on the set of “Batgirl.”
Fire fighters stand on top of a truck on set.
Firefighters operate on major of a truck on set.
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Actress Leslie Grace runs from a building set on fire by Brendan Fraser's character, Firefly.
“Batgirl” star Leslie Grace runs from a constructing set on fireplace by Brendan Fraser’s character, Firefly.
Leslie Grace and Ethan Kai, who play an on-screen couple, were seen smiling and laughing in between takes
Leslie Grace and Ethan Kai, who participate in an on-display screen few, have been noticed smiling and laughing in involving can take.
Rebecca Front and  Leslie Grace are in sunny Glasgow at the City Chambers, which usually doubles as Whitehall in many films.
Rebecca Front (suitable) and Leslie Grace are in sunny Glasgow at the Metropolis Chambers municipal constructing.
Extras wearing Gotham City Police Department uniforms.
Extras don Gotham Town Police Office uniforms.
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The fictional couple share a kiss on the cheek.
Leslie Grace and Ethan Kai share a kiss on established.
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Simmons and the young Barbara Gordon were seen during the aftermath of an Explosion scene, outside the Gordon Family Home.
Simmons is viewed during the aftermath of an explosion scene outside the house of the Gordon family home.
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Extras were also seen for the night shoot.
Extras were being abundant for this night shoot.
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Much more candid photographs display the actors in street apparel, capturing less powerful scenes for the motion picture. In just one, an additional sporting a Metropolis of Gotham Law enforcement Office uniform flashed a peace signal at close by paparazzi.

The epic film would’ve been Keaton’s first return to the Batman character in about 30 years, and this could be Keaton’s second strike with DC Comics’ films. He is also intended to star as Batman together with troubled actor Ezra Miller — who takes advantage of they/them pronouns — in “The Flash,” a motion picture that has been shelved right until June 2023 thanks to their weird behavior and allegations of grooming allegations from them.

“The Flash” would incorporate not only Keaton but also Ben Affleck as his “Justice League” variation of the superhero.