Amidst the anticipated merger with Discovery+, and following the cancellation of “Batgirl,” Warner Bros. have been attracting a lot of criticism. It seems that with every new piece of news about the company, their reputation takes yet another hit.

The shelving of Batgirl, of course, has been one of the most disappointing moves made by the company. Fans were excited for the DCEU’s first Latino lead, and have been heartbroken over the cancellation.

However, it seems that there is more to the story. According to The Direct, the directors of the movie, Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi attempted to recover some of the footage. However, Warner Bros. had already scrubbed everything from their servers.

I went on the server… Everything was gone.

The directors also revealed that the guys from Warner Bros. informed them that the movie had not been shelved due to any problems on their part or due to lead actress, Leslie Grace. Instead, it had been “a strategic change, a shifting in management, so they could save some bucks.”

While this must certainly be disheartening for Fallah and Arbi, they did express their gratitude towards the public for the outpouring of support that they have received.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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