August started with terrible news for DC fans. In the post-production process – with filming already completed – the Batgirl movie was cancelled. The decision by Warner Bros. Discovery took the internet by surprise. Not even the film’s cast got a “notice”. As expected, the actors and actresses of the feature felt “humiliated” by the cancellation.
“The decision not to release Batgirl reflects the strategic shift in our leadership as it pertains to the DC and HBO Max universe. Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actress and this decision is not a reflection of her acting,” said a spokesperson for Warner Bros.
The fact that Warner Bros. canceled Batgirl is unusual in every way. After all, the studio had already spent about $90 million on the film’s recordings. The unprecedented decision shocked even Hollywood experts.
Below we reveal the reaction of the Batgirl cast (and the film’s production team) to the film’s cancellation; check out.
Humiliating announcement caught Batgirl cast by surprise
Apparently, no one involved in the production of Batgirl knew of Warner’s plans (particularly new boss David Zaslav) to cancel the film.
“They had no idea the movie was going to be cancelled. This is a giant problem,” said an industry source.
According to reports from people connected with the Batgirl cast, the film’s actors and actresses felt “humiliated” by Warner’s announcement.
“They were very saddened and enraged by this uncomfortable situation. It was humiliating and disappointing to discover that all this work will never be seen”, commented an anonymous aide, linked to one of the actors in the film.
The Batgirl cast includes Leslie Grace (Batgirl), JK Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Jacob Scipio (Anthony Bressi), Brendan Fraser (Firefly), Michael Keaton (Batman) and Ivory Aquino (Alysia Yeoh).
Leslie Grace, the interpreter of the protagonist Batgirl, shared on her social networks a video of the song “Shake It Off” (Let it go) by Taylor Swift, in a clear reference to the cancellation of the film.
Bilall Fallahl and Adil el Erbi, the directors of Batgirl, also took to social media to lament Warner’s decision.
“We are shocked and saddened by this news. We can’t believe it,” the duo commented.
Furthermore, insiders from Hollywood revealed that the Batgirl cast’s frustration was compounded by the inaction of Mike DeLuca, one of Warner’s most senior executives.
“He is famous for his complete inability to deliver bad news. He hates confrontations. He is a scared little bunny, ”commented a source consulted by the website. The NY Post.
DC movies (not including Batgirl) are available on HBO Max.
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