If it comes back, Simmons will play the leader of Gotham PD as well as the father of Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl. In the Heights star, Leslie Grace was cast to play the role of Batgirl with the team of directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah set to direct the feature.
Since the last Simmons movie appeared as Gordon was a DCEU movie, it’s possible that Batgirl is set in the same universe as Zack Snyder’s Justice League instead of the next Batman universe with Robert Pattinson .
While considering how fast and free DC plays with its interconnected universe, that’s not necessarily a guarantee either. And if so, it won’t be the first time Simmons has jumped across universes to play the same role.
Possible DCEU cameos from the Flash movie
There’s a lot of shenanigans going on in the DC universe anyway. The upcoming Flash movie will feature both Ben Affleck’s Batman and Michael Keaton’s Batman, as well as newcomers like Supergirl.
Regardless, WB appears to be speeding up Batgirl for HBO Max. Check out our overview of each DC project currently in development.
Matt TM Kim is the editor-in-chief of IGN.