We are getting a better look at the movie now that the Batgirl movie at HBO Max has been cancelled than we ever did during the actual filming. We now get our first glimpse at one of the film’s antagonists, Killer Moth, following the internet release of multiple sneak peaks from the movie. Jules Wallace, a martial artist and stunt performer, disclosed that he was the stunt double for the Killer Moth character in a post on his Instagram account. Wallace even included a photo of what looks to be the character’s clothing from the movie.
Wallace comments in the article that it appears the cancellation implied he was now free to release a photo of himself from the set. There doesn’t appear to be much purpose in remaining quiet about this at this point, and it’s a shame we won’t get to see it on screen, but here you are, the writer concluded. In Batgirl, I “doubled” “Killer Moth,” while my friend Stevie “doubled” Commissioner Gordon. The outfit itself is quite understated and resembles a black track suit, which is very different from the appearance the character has in the DC Comics. He did, however, add a tattoo of a moth that is more accurate for the character on the back of his shaved head. The actor who was intended to perform the part is still unknown. Online speculations suggested that actor Jacob Scipio would be playing Killer Moth, but when Wallace released a photo from the set in February, Scipio’s beard and attire didn’t match.
Actually, the DC Comics universe has a lengthy history with Killer Moth. The character debuted in 1951’s Batman #63, according to the DC Comics Wiki, and was created by Bill Finger and Lew Sayre Schwartz. The “track suit” appearance is more in keeping with the realistic tone of the movie, which would have starred Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Brendan Fraser as the antagonist Firefly, and Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The character frequently wore brightly colored costumes, primarily yellow and purple, so the “track suit” appearance is more accurate. Below is a picture of Killer Moth taken from the comics.