Batgirl Leslie Grace has publicly stated that the film has been canceled, even though filming has been completed. The actor will star in the film as Barbara Gordon, Michael Keaton as Batman, JK Simmons as Jim Gordon, and Brendan Fraser as the villain Firefly.
“Querida familia! After the recent news about our film Batgirl, I am for all our incredible cast and tireless crew for the love, hard work and love that went into this film over 7 months in Scotland Proud of the work and intentions,” Grace wrote on Instagram. “I’ve been fortunate to work with absolute greats and build lifelong relationships along the way! To every Batgirl fan – thank you for your The love and faith that allowed me to put on the cape, as Babs said, ‘My own damn hero! #LifeBatgirl!'”
The actor shared multiple shots of watching the film from behind the scenes, including footage of her behind the camera, donning her superhero suit, singing with her co-stars, and fiery action sequences with her Batgirl Makeup photo.
Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah also recently responded to the cancellation. “We are saddened and shocked by this news. We still can’t believe it,” they wrote on Instagram. “As directors, it’s critical to show audiences what we’ve done, and while this film is far from finished, we hope fans around the world will have the opportunity to witness and embrace the final film for themselves. Maybe one day they’ll insha’ Allah.”
The decision to cancel the film came down to a change in strategy, and, according to deadline (opens in new tab), Purchase Accounting opportunities due this month. “The decision not to release Batgirl reflects a strategic shift in our leadership as it relates to the DC Universe and HBO Max,” Warner Bros. said in a statement. “Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor, and this decision Not a reflection of her performance. We are so grateful to the filmmakers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective cast members, and we hope to work with you all again in the near future.”
The next DC movie to hit theaters is Black Adam, which opens on October 21. In the meantime, check out our roundup of all the upcoming superhero movies for 2022 and beyond.