A new report reveals that, despite the cancellation of Batgirl at Warner Bros. Discovery, Leslie Grace may still be set to star as the character in future DC movies.
DC fans were recently left shocked when Warner Bros. Discovery announced Batgirl would no longer be released. Principal photography had wrapped on the film, originally slated as an HBO Max original before being revised for theatrical release, with an early director’s cut already completed.
While Leslie Grace’s Batgirl debut has now been shelved, however, fans may still get to see the actress as the classic DC character.
According to a new report from Variety, the heads of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, are considering having Leslie Grace appear as Batgirl in other DC films.
The report claims that De Luca and Abdy are “seeking to mend fences” with Leslie Grace, who was set to play the title role in Batgirl. The film would have marked Grace’s first appearance as Barbara Gordon, but despite its cancellation, she may continue to play the character for DC Films.
Warner Bros. Discovery is in the middle of a drastic overhaul of its approach to DC properties, with CEO David Zaslav hoping to build a new team to oversee DC projects, adopting an approach similar to that overseen by Kevin Feige at Marvel Studios.
While Batgirl was deemed unworthy of theatrical release – becoming too expensive to retool for the big screen after initially being shot as a straight-to-streaming movie – it sounds like there could still be a place for Leslie Grace’s caped crusader in Warner’s new DC universe.
Failing a reintroduction of Batgirl, the report also notes Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy are considering bringing Leslie Grace on board for another role in a different Warner Bros. Discovery production.
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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