Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Ivory Aquino Joins DC’s ‘Batgirl’ Film as Their First Trans Character

FANDOMDCIvory Aquino Joins DC's 'Batgirl' Film as Their First Trans Character

Barbara Gordon’s best friend has arrived.

Ivory Aquino (Tales of the City and When We Rise) has snagged the role of Alysia Yeoh, the titular superhero a.k.a. Barbra Gordon’s roommate/best friend, in HBO Max’s upcoming film Batgirl.

As both Aquino and Yeoh are transgender, this will be the first live-action DC film to feature an openly trans character. Yeoh has been in the comics for over a decade now, and this film appearance is another step forward in DC’s continued efforts toward broader LGBTQ+ representation.

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Aquino joins J.K. Simmons (as Barbara’s father, Gotham City police commissioner Jim Gordon), Brendan Fraser (as the unspecified main villain), Michael Keaton (reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman), and Jacob Scipio (in an unknown role) as supporting cast to Leslie Grace‘s title character.

Batgirl does not yet have a set release date, but you can continue to check back here for all the Batgirl news as it emerges.

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