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Young Batgirl cosplayer impresses director of HBO Max’s ‘Batgirl’ movie

Isla Neil, 8, caught the attention of a famous face: Batgirl director Adil El Arbi.

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Isla Neil, 8, dressed up as Batgirl and went to the set where the new movie was being filmed. (Glasgow Herald via SWNS)

By Sarah Ward and Rebecca Newlands via SWNS

A young comic fan dressed as Batgirl caught the attention of the film's director - who called her 'the coolest Batgirl'.

Isla Neil, 8, dressed up as her heroine to get a glimpse of movie crews transforming the city into Gotham for new Batgirl movie.

She was accompanied by dad Alastair, 53, and the pair enjoy dressing up as their comic book heroes for events.

Alastair, who works as a scaffolder, said: "She loved seeing all the shops and murals and that it's like being in Gotham.

"Some of the crew were smiling at her and complimenting her when they saw her costume, it was really nice."

Batgirl fan Isla Neil, 8, in her Batgirl costume. (Glasgow Herald / SWNS)
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Merchant City is covered in various colorful murals and posters, and new shops have popped up to resemble the DC Comics universe.

Parts of the roads are cordoned off for crew to use cranes to decorate the flats above shops.

The dad and daughter, from Mansewood, Glasgow, regularly dress up as their favorite film characters, including Indiana Jones and his dad Henry Jones Sr.

Last year they visited the set of the upcoming fifth film in the franchise in Glasgow city center, and Isla wore her costume.

Her ensemble impressed the crew so much that they invited her onto the set.

Alastair said: "Isla dressed up as Indiana Jones and I took her to see the set, and the crew let us have a look around.

"So when I saw that they were setting up for Batgirl, I said to her 'let's put on your costume and we'll go see it'."

Isla's latest get-up also caught the attention of a famous face - Batgirl director Adil El Arbi.

Adil, who has also directed Bad Boys for Life, called Isla 'the coolest Batgirl' after Alastair posted her picture on Instagram, before sharing it on his own Instagram story.

The pair are now even more excited to return to the set to see filming take place.

Alastair said: "Hopefully he sees her when they are filming and she might get to meet some of the cast."

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