It’s no secret that Brendan Fraser was one of the hottest hunks of the ’90s and early 2000s. Thanks to movies like George of the Jungle, The Mummy trilogy, To Hell with the Devil, and Extraordinary Measures, Fraser positioned himself as a rising star whom we all thought we would see competing for an Oscar with Leonardo DiCaprio or Matthew McConaughey.
But being at the top, he met the wrong people, lived through unfortunate situations, and the industry turned its back on him.
Images of Brendan in the Batgirl tape circulate
Brendan was part of the successful DC Comics series, Doom Patrol, which gave him the opportunity to be considered to continue working in the said cinematographic universe.
This is how his next big project will be Batgirl, an HBO Max movie, in which he will give life to the villain Firefly.
The expectations have been high and it is now that the first images of what his character will be in action have been leaked.
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Although a video of Fraser on the set and some images had already been leaked, it is now that we can see more details of his extravagant outfit with a gas mask that resembles the head of an insect. She also carries what looks like metallic armour parts, as well as a flamethrower.
Firefly, whose true identity is pyromaniac Garfield Lynns, is one of the least explored villains in the Batman universe but no less important. This has appeared in the Batgirl comics as one of his main archenemies.
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Más imágenes de Firefly (Brendan Fraser) en el set de ‘BATGIRL’. pic.twitter.com/IE5y2gQWpS
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There have been other images of Fraser on the set of Batgirl without the villain costume.
The fall and rise of a promising actor
The actor conquered with his bright blue eyes, his great charisma and winning smile. But above all, it was his histrionic talent that made him so outstanding because he could go from comedy to drama, in addition to the fact that he always wanted to do his own action scenes, without a stunt double.
Fraser was in a situation of extreme vulnerability
In 2003, Fraser was sexually abused by Philip Berk, former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Although he continued to work, he was tormented by that situation so he finally decided to get away from the spotlight.
In an interview, the actor spoke about what happened and how all he got was an apology from the association. He also revealed that his mother’s death from cancer was a turning point in his life, as well as a series of injuries he suffered as a result of the action scenes he was filming.
But the world never forgot about him and thanks to that prestige and talent he was able to stay active in small projects that have now led him to something big.
Fraser will also be working alongside the best directors and actors in the business and according to information from Deadline, he is part of the cast of Killers of the Flower Moon.
This is how the 52-year-old actor will be under the direction of Martin Scorsese and the cast list includes Jesse Plemons, Leonardo Dicaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro.