‘Batgirl’ Canceled: Leslie Grace’s Assertion After HBO Max Film Shelved

Batgirl Star Leslie Grace has broken her silence about the DC Comics movie being scrapped by HBO Max.

Grace, who broke out last year in the musical In the Heightstook that Instagram on Wednesday to share his thoughts on the streamer’s surprise It was decided not to release the film at all, although it was already filmed and in post-production. (The film was reportedly a victim of cost-cutting efforts by HBO Max’s parent company, the newly merged Warner Brothers Discovery.)

“Querida familia!” Grace wrote. “On the heels of the latest news about our film Batgirl, I am proud of the love, hard work and determination of all our incredible and tireless crew who put into this film over 7 months in Scotland. I feel blessed to work among such great people and create lifelong relationships in the process! To all Batgirl fans – Thank you for the love and faith, which allows me to take the Cape and be, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!’ #Batgirl for life!”

Grace was first cast as Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, last July, with Brendan Fraser as the villain Firefly, JK Simmons as Barbara’s father, Commissioner Gordon and Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, or Batman. But now the film will not see the light of day, on HBO Max or in theaters, with a Warner spokesman said that “the decision is not released Batgirl it represents a strategic shift in our leadership as it relates to the DC Universe and HBO Max.”

Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Billall Fallah (Ms. Marvel) also released a statement after the film was shelved, saying that they are “sad and devastated by the news… As directors, it is essential to show our work to the audience, and even though the film was not finished, we want that there would be fans all over the world They had a chance to see the final film and accept it themselves.”

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