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Brendan Fraser to star as major DC villain Firefly in upcoming Batgirl movie

October 25th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Oooooooh… another interesting exciting bit of casting news for the HBO Max Batgirl movie.

We know already that actress Leslie Grace will play Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (here) with JK Simmons returning as Commissioner Gordon (here) and it looking very likely that Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman will turn up too (here) and now it seems we may have the villain of the piece cast too.

Word is The Mummy star Brenda Fraser is very close to signing on to play Garfield Lynns AKA the pyro-villain Firefly – Leslie’s reaction to the news would certainly seem to confirm the casting:

While not much else is known about the movie being directed by Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Firefly is a very cool choice for a villain and I love the idea that Fraser, currently enjoying his Hollywood resurrection, is the man in line for the gig.

It is worth pointing out that, as DC embrace their multiverse ideas on the big screen, Fraser is currently starring – to much acclaim – as the hilarious, vulnerable and complex Robotman in HBO Max’s wonderful Doom Patrol. Will this be acknowledged at some stage in other properties? Hmmmmmmm…

Anyway, Brendan Fraser as a major DC/Batman/Batgirl villain? Do you think this is as fantastic an idea as we do? Let us all know, guys…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….