The future of DC in theaters and on the small screen continues to be increasingly cloudy following the merger of Warner Bros and Discovery. The news of the cancellation of Batgirl, a film that was supposed to see Leslie Grace in the role of the well-known heroine of the comics, was not welcomed by fans, who have harshly criticized the major. On the question directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah also intervened, describing themselves as shocked and saddened from the news.
The reaction of the directors to the cancellation of Batgirl
The duo posted a long message on Instagram in which they wanted to thank the staff and the cast who committed themselves with great passion and humility to this project. Working on a film for DC was a great honor for them, having always been fans, and the news of the cancellation took them by surprise, leaving them shocked and saddened, but at the same time with the hope that sooner or later. their vision will be shared with the public.
The reasons for the cancellation of the film were many (we tried to clarify) but for the fans there remains the regret of not having been able to see the team up between Batgirl and Michael Keaton’s Batman. Initially planned only for HBO Max, for a moment there was a theatrical release, following the example of The Batmanbut it all went up in smoke.
In Batgirl there would also be the return of JK Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon, directly from SnyderVerse, and the debut of Brendan Fraser as Firefly, a well-known comic book villain. His origin story would have been slightly changed. Confusion about the future reigns now: The Flash won’t be canceled, despite Ezra Miller’s controversial situation, but Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl may not have long life.