We hate to break this to you while you’re having an awesome day but you know what? The “Batgirl” film is not happening. Many fans who were earnestly looking forward to the film were shocked to learn the unexpected cancellation news.
Batgirl is Not Coming to The Screens: It’s Cancelled
“The decision to not release Batgirl reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max,” a representative at Warner Bros. notified The Wrap in a declaration. “Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor and this decision is not a reflection of her performance. We are incredibly grateful to the filmmakers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective casts and we hope to collaborate with everyone again shortly.”
It seems some people are not taking it well because of the cancellation of the movie. Popular media outlet IndieWire reported a statement it obtained from an unidentified star of “Batgirl.””I am very offended by what happened and feel terrible for the directors and Leslie Grace, who were all wonderful to work with, as well as all of the technicians,” the unidentified star noted. “It was an enormous, rewarding challenge to make this movie during Covid, and during the cold weather in Glasgow.” Have a look at what the source went on to write:
“None of these things matter to an imbecile like [Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav]. His cowardice is breathtaking. I am glad I got to participate and I wish the best for all those involved — except the suits at Warner Brothers. But they all get replaced sooner than later.”
Those words are hard to swallow and you might be wondering what Leslie Grace who is supposed to play “Batgirl” is feeling about all that is happening.
Originally, the standalone movie “Batgirl,” with Grace as Barbara Gordon or Batgirl, was being put off, as per the New York Post. The film was declared as an HBO Max premiere, though a release was also assumed but it looks like none of it will happen.
What The Filmmakers and Leslie Grace Had to Say Concerning The Film’s Cancelation
Grace answered back to the information briefly after the announcement broke, through her Instagram. “On the heels of the recent news about our movie Batgirl, I am proud of the love, hard work, and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland,” the actress wrote. “I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!’ #Batgirl for life!”
The filmmakers of the movie, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, were just as refined in handling the news. In a message posted via Instagram, they put down, “In any case, as huge fans of Batman since we were little kids, it was a privilege and an honor to have been a part of the DCEU, even if it was for a brief moment.”