Leslie Grace Refuse To Batgirl Cancellation: Thank You For The Love And Belief

Leslie Grace Refuse To Batgirl Cancellation: Thank You For The Love And Belief

Updated on August 04, 2022 20:39 PM by Ella Bina

Batgirl Cancellation, Leslie Grace Reaction

Leslie Grace will be proud of her work on the now-canceled Batgirl film.

Shortly after they reported that the in-the-works DC Comics film would no longer be released, Grace reacted to the project being shelved in a forthcoming post on a weekday evening.

Querida Familia! On the heels of the news about our movie Batgirl, I am proud of the love, work, and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over seven months in Scotland, she began her caption, sharing several behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the filming of the movie.

Grace continued. She feels blessed to have worked among greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan, thank you for the belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, 'my damn hero!'h

Batgirl For Life!

Earlier this week, outlets such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline revealed that Batgirl, intended for an HBO Max debut, had been scrapped entire, with no plans for it to be released on any platform, including streaming or theaters.

Variety reported that the film initially received a $75 million production budget but became a $90 million project partially due to COVID-related delays. The movie had finished principal photography earlier this year and was in post-production.

Sources told THR that the movie was a casualty of a new corporate strategy from Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav, who the publication says opted to shelve the project to take a tax write-down on the movie.

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Grace The Little Role Of Barbara Gordon

Grace played the title role of Barbara Gordon with Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah behind the camera.

Michael Keaton was set to appear in the film as Bruce Wayne reprising the role he first played in 1989. J.K. Simmons would step back into Commissioner Gordon's shoes, while Brendan Fraser would have made his debut as the villain Firefly.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Discovery didn't respond to a request for comment. Still, in a statement to The Wrap, a Warner Bros. Pictures spokesperson said the decision not to release Batgirl reflects our leadership's strategic shift regarding the DC universe and HBO Max. Leslie Grace is a talented actor, and this decision does not reflect her performance.

We are shocked by the news, and the filmmakers said in a statement on Wednesday on Instagram. As directors, our work must be shown to audiences, and while the film was far from finished, we wish that fans worldwide would have the opportunity to see and embrace the final film themselves.

Our amazing cast and crew did a tremendous job and worked hard to bring Batgirl to life. We are forever grateful to have been part of the team.

It was a dream to work with such good actors as Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Corey Johnson, Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, and especially the great Leslie Grace, who portrayed Batgirl with so much passion, dedication, and humanity.

They concluded: As big fans of Batman since we were little kids, it was a privilege and a delight to have been part of the DCEU, even if it was for a brief moment. Batgirl For Life.

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