Jacob Scipio broke out as Will Smith’s surprise son in Bad Boys for Life and now the young actor is making the jump to the superhero genre. According to a trade report, Scipio is reuniting with Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah in the HBO Max original film Batgirl.
According to the report, Scipio’s role is being kept a secret for the time being. Previous reports had the film searching for an actor to portray DC villain Firefly, but give the age of Scipio and the age group being screened for Firefly, it’s likely Scipio is playing someone else.
Scipio joins star Leslie Grace and J.K. Simmons as actors known to be a part of the project. Production on Batgirl will take place in Glasgow, where filming on Matt Reeve’s The Batman recently concluded. The film will stream exclusively on HBO Max sometime in 2022.