Brendan Fraser Is Trending After News Of Batgirl Movie Casting

The Brendan Fraser career renaissance continues. The beloved actor and internet favorite is trending again following news that he’ll play the villain in the upcoming HBO Max Batgirl movie.

The star of classics like The Mummy and Encino Man has had a resurgence as of late, appearing in projects like Doom Patrol and Killers of the Flower Moon. Looks like he’ll be delighting audiences once again as Firefly, a pyromaniac in Gotham.

Fraser will appear alongside Batgirl Leslie Grace, who plays the main character, with J.K. Simmons reprising his role as Commissioner Gordon from Justice League. Grace herself tweeted out the news alongside a very excited caption.

Others also shared their delight about the 52-year-old actor in the movie.

People just can’t love him enough.

Others made reference to his stellar performance in another DC show.

Even just mentioning his name seems to get everyone on board.

His upcoming list of projects is actually very impressive regardless.

Some people are excited that Firefly is finally getting some recognition as a great DC villain.

Batgirl will premiere exclusively on HBO Max. It’s being directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who directed Bad Boys for Life. While plot details aren’t yet known, the film will follow the exploits of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon.

Fraser will also play a role in the upcoming Martin Scorsese movie Killers of the Flower Moon. Fraser plays lawyer W.S. Hamilton in the true-crime movie about the mysterious murders of key members of a Native American tribe after oil was discovered on their land.

Batgirl is currently scheduled for a 2022 release.