HBO Max’s Batgirl movie, which was filmed and entered post-production, was, shockingly, canceled. After the news broke, the film’s lead star, Leslie Grace, took to social media to address the film’s cancellation.
The movie won’t be coming out at all. Leslie broke her silence following the news that her superhero movie Batgirl won’t see the light of day in a recent cost-cutting move by Warner Bros. Discovery. The actress released a statement on Instagram, along with behind-the-scenes photos and video.
Leslie began her statement with, “Querida familia! 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,” She added, “I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process!”
Leslie also expressed her gratefulness to her fans as she said, “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 reportedly movie tested very poorly with preview audiences that “the studio decided to cut its losses and run, for the sake of the brand’s future,” despite the fact that it is already finished.
Leslie was set to star as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the movie, which had already wrapped filming. The cast also included J.K. Simmons as Detective James Gordon, Michael Keaton as Batman, and Brendan Fraser as the villain Firefly, while Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were the directors. Batgirl had a budget of $90 million and was one of the most highly-anticipated upcoming projects set in the DC Extended Universe. Sadly, it is now a holy grail of lost media.
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