Brendan Fraser, who was set to play the villain Firefly in Batgirl, has shared words of praise for his co-star Leslie Grace following the DC movie’s shocking cancellation.
Batgirl‘s last-minute cancellation blindsided fans and filmmakers alike, with Warner Bros. Discovery deciding to abandon the film’s release and instead use it as a tax write-down in the first of a series of controversial cancellations under new CEO David Zaslav.
Despite the move that threw out the efforts of the film’s cast and crew, Brendan Fraser has shared some words of optimism for Leslie Grace’s future.
Brendan Fraser Looks Forward To Leslie Grace’s Future
In a recent interview with Popverse, Brendan Fraser reflected on Batgirl and Leslie Grace’s performance as the titular heroine.
While DC fans will now be deprived of the opportunity to see Brendan Fraser’s villainous Firefly going up against Leslie Grace’s Batgirl, Fraser is looking forward to seeing what Grace will do next and shared an optimistic reflection on his time working with her.
Talking about his experience on the canceled Batgirl movie, Brendan Fraser said:
“Leslie Grace is her namesake. She’s dynamic. She gave a great performance. She’s a stone cold professional. You’re going to see more from her. And I’m looking forward to it.”
Earlier reports suggested Warner Bros. Discovery may consider working with Leslie Grace again on future DC projects, keeping her in the role of Batgirl for appearances in other films. Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser can next be seen this December in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale.
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.
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