‘Batgirl’ Directors Say ‘Our Movie Won’t Be Cancelled’ In Emotional New Video

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah speak out on Batgirl's fate.

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Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have opened up about the film’s cancellation in a new video in which they discuss how they found out about Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision.

The cancellation of Batgirl shocked the film’s cast and crew, not to mention DC fans who were awaiting its release. The decision not to release the film was made when principal photography was already complete and post-production had started, making the decision all the more unexpected.

Opening up about Batgirl being shelved in a new video, the film’s directors reveal how they were informed their work wouldn’t be released and share their response to Warner Bros. Discovery and their fans.

‘Imagine What Batgirl Could Have Been’

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah shared a video on Instagram in which they spoke about Warner Bros. Discovery’s cancellation of Batgirl.

The directors reveal that they were told “Batgirl is done” while El Arbi was on his honeymoon, straight after his wedding, and Fallah was in Tetouan, visiting the grave of his grandmother and grandfather. El Arbi notes “I didn’t even realise [the cancellation] was a possibility.”

See the Batgirl directors’ video in full below:

They also touch upon their initial efforts to salvage whatever footage they could from Batgirl, which resulted in the discovery that they could no longer access it on the Warner Bros. servers, something the directors say was “pretty harsh” and “painful.”

The directors also note that if fans want to support them, they can watch their most recent film, Rebel, about the civil war in Syria. “Maybe by watching Rebel, you can imagine what Batgirl could have been,” says El Arbi.

Here is the synopsis for DC’s next film, Black Adam:

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21, 2022. Be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the DCEU and the fallout of the Batgirl cancellation, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.

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