Brendan Fraser’s recent comeback as DC’s villain in the upcoming Batgirl Film:
We can’t decide which is more exciting: Brendan Fraser’s recent return to Hollywood or the DC cinematic universe’s announcement of the impending debut of the beloved Batman villain, Firefly. Fortunately, we won’t have to make a decision because Fraser will portray the aforementioned enemy in the next Batgirl film. Although the project is still in its early stages, fans can imagine what the former Mummy actor would look like as the supervillain courtesy of a fanart work uploaded on Instagram. Brendan Fraser’s fanart can be seen below:
Brendan Fraser looks to be smiling in a frequently circulating photo of the 52-year-old, according to the artwork shared by the account m.design34. The photograph was altered to include Firefly’s burnt face and scars over Fraser’s. The actor is even photoshopped into a firefighter’s gear, complete with a gas mask, and surrounded by flaming structures in the backdrop.
It was recently reported, Brendan Fraser will be joining Leslie Grace, playing the titular role in Batgirl:
Brendan Fraser will play the title role in Batgirl alongside Leslie Grace, as we previously reported. The film, co-produced by DC and Warner Bros., will follow Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon, as she battles the rumored supervillain Firefly as Batgirl. It was also just announced that Jacob Scipio and J.K. Simmons will join the cast. Firefly, sometimes known as Garfield Lynns, was developed by France Herron and Dick Sprang in 1952 and made its first appearance in a comic book. Garfield Lynns, according to the villain’s DC mythos, was a special effects producer who resorted to crime and sought to profit by stealing from Gotham’s rich citizens. When Batman and Robin prevented his first crime, he was able to flee owing to a genuine firefly. In the TV show Arrow, Firefly is portrayed as a vengeful former fireman out for vengeance on his crewmates for leaving him during a fire disaster. Given the headlines surrounding DC’s casting call for a “disgruntled former fireman” in the film, it looks like Brendan Fraser will be portraying the villain with a history similar to that of Arrow.
In Comics: Firefly and Batgirl’s Rivarly:
Firefly and Batgirl would not formally cross paths in DC comics until Nightwing Annual Vol. 3 was released in 2013. In the plot, Batgirl joins forces with Nightwing to take on the supervillain who burnt to death a renowned actress, Cindy Cooke’s, boyfriend (Ted Carson), and has been haunting her ever since. Carson, it turns out, murdered Lynns and adopted the Firefly identity. Bridget Pike, a female character, was just introduced as another 2018 variation of the arsonist. Pike was known as Lady Firefly while working as Ted Carson’s protégé. The female version was made for the television program Gotham and was performed by Michelle Veintimilla. Brendan Fraser was once a household name, having been on multiple successes during the 1990s, including Airheads, George of the Jungle, and The Mummy. Before abruptly disappearing from the limelight for more than a decade, the doe-eyed actor was destined to be one of Hollywood’s top men. Fraser’s recent resurrection as another iconic DC character, Robotman on HBO Max’s Doom Patrol, has gained him a lot of favorable publicity, and presumably, a future starring part to join the ranks of Hollywood’s finest actors who are lucky enough to play comic characters.