Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have shared their response to the shocking news that Warner Bros. Discovery has canceled the movie’s release.
Warner Bros. Discovery recently announced their upcoming DC movie Batgirl has been shelved. The announcement was made all the more shocking by the fact that filming and reshoots had already been completed, along with early cuts of the film.
The last-minute cancelation, which Warner Bros. Discovery attributes to their “strategic shift” on the DC Universe, makes Batgirl one of the most expensive unreleased movies ever made.
Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah Respond
The directors of Batgirl, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, have taken to social media to share their response to the news of the movie’s cancelation.
In a response shared on Instagram, the directors say they are “saddened and shocked by the news.” They also express their hope that fans may one day be able to see the finished film and share their gratitude for the work of all of Batgirl‘s cast and crew.
You can read their full response in the post below:
Reports have suggested that Batgirl was canceled due to poor test screenings, with Warner Bros. Discovery hoping to recoup their losses by taking a tax write-down by abandoning the movie’s release. The shocking news is obviously a huge blow to the cast, crew and DC fans.
Batgirl was set to follow the Barbara Gordon iteration of the Gotham City heroine. The film starred Leslie Grace, J.K. Simmons, Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton.
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