Brendan Fraser Calls Out Warner Bros. Discovery CFO Over ‘Batgirl’ Cancelation

"It wound up being the canary in the coal mine."

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Brendan Fraser recently talked some more about Warner Bros. Discovery canceling Batgirl.

Brandan Fraser is currently receiving Oscar buzz for his performance in Daren Aronofsky’s The Whale. The 53-year-old actor also notably played Firefly in the Batgirl film starring Leslie Grace that will never see the light of day.

Fraser Disappointed By Decision

Warner Bros. Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels recently defended the decision to axe Batgirl, and Brendan Fraser addressed those comments and the film’s cancellation as a whole while speaking with Variety at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend:

“Well stop talking about it because Gunnar Wiedenfels does not want people thinking about this, that’s what I read…It’s dissapointing. The fans really wanted to see this film made. Leslie Grace is a dynamo. The movie was shot and conceived for a smaller screen. In this age that we’ve come out of now between streaming service versus theatrical release, it wound up being the canary in the coal mine. What did we learn from this? Work with trusted filmmakers, like Darren.”

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 regarding the future of DC, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Variety

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.