It was already a fact that the bat girl the film would pass to the big screen, until yesterday. Warner Bros. decided to cancel the project without giving it a chance, which sparked the fury of DC Comics Fans.
The production was originally budgeted at $75 million until due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was increased to $90 million. It was in test screenings under the lens of directors Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallahresponsible for Bad Boys for Life, Ms. Marvel and Snowfall.
Leslie Grace was the new Barbara Gordon who would bring justice to Gotham City, with Michael Keaton like Batman again, JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Brendan Fraser like Firefly. All of them had been very enthusiastic about the project as seen in various interviews.
Batgirl canceled: what does Leslie Grace think?
“I will say that one of my favorite things about our storyline and the heart of our film is that you get to see Babs and this alter ego she summons, Batgirl, teeter between the nuances of life and the good and evil and black and white, and there’s so much in between There’s not a lot of nuance to her thinking at the beginning of the story and she finds herself in a lot of these tough situations and has to figure it out a lot of parts of herself in order to come out of So you can see her growing from that kind of perspective of the world and I really like that“, Leslie said a while ago in an interview. Playing the DC icon meant a lot to her and her career, now the producer has shattered that dream.
Grace had made public her enthusiasm for stepping into the shoes of one of the most famous heroines, like Batgirl, in addition to being able to work with great figures by her side. But that won’t be possible, since Warner Bros. shattered the dream of several members of the production, such as the directors.
“After the recent news regarding our film ‘Batgirl’, I’m proud of the love, hard work and intention that all of our amazing cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland. I’m Blessed sense of working among absolute greats and forging lifelong relationships in the process! as Babs so aptly put it, “I am my own heroine!” Batgirl for life!“, posted the singer and actress on her Instagram account.
Batgirl canceled: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are not happy with the decision of the producer
Adil and Bilall were among the first to learn of the company’s decision and the news came at a rather inopportune time. Bad news travels fast and is the first to arrive. The filmmakers learned that the film had been canceled while they were in Morocco for Adil’s wedding.
“We are saddened and shocked by the news. We still can’t believe it. As directors, it is essential that our work is shown to the public, and while the film is far from finished, we wish fans everywhere had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film for themselves. Maybe one day they will Insha’Allah.
Our incredible cast and crew did a great job and worked very hard to bring Batgirl to life. We are eternally grateful to have been part of this team. It was a dream to work with such fantastic actors as Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Jacob Scipio, Corey Johnson, Rebecca Front and especially the great Leslie Grace, who played Batgirl with so much passion, dedication and passion. ‘humanity. In any case, as big fans of Batman since childhood, it was a privilege and an honor to have been a part of the DCEU, if only for a brief moment. batgirl for life“published the administrators in a press release.
Why Warner Bros. decided to cancel Batgirl?
According to Variety, the film was made under a different regime within the production company, since this time it was directed by Jason Kilar and Anne Sarnoffwho were focused on building their streaming service, HBO Max. Supposedly Batgirl wasn’t loud and big enough to be worthy of a theatrical release and not too small to make economic sense in a streaming landscape.
Expanding the film’s theatrical reach would cost a good fortune, adding $30-50 million to market it domestically, let alone the world. That could have doubled the film’s expenses, which the big heads at Warner Bros. didn’t like it at all.