Leslie Grace Reacts To Batgirl Cancellation and Thanks Fans for “the Love and Belief”
Following the sudden and shocking news that Warner Bros. Discovery had canceled the upcoming Batgirl film. Leslie Grace, who was set to star in the film, took to social media to speak publicly about the film’s cancelation and thanked fans for the love and belief they had in her and the film. Grace also went on to say how proud she is of the “incredible cast and tireless crew” that took part in the film’s production.
The film was helmed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a script written by Christina Hodson and Kristin Burr. The film was set to also star Brendan Fraser as Firefly with J.K. Simmons returning to reprise his role as Jim Gordon alongside Grace.
Grace’s social media post reads:
“I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!’”
The DC Extended Universe has been a sore subject for fans for quite some time with many comparisons to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that seems to be swimming in profits like Scrooge McDuck. Although the debate is ongoing as to which film universe is best, as a production company, you cannot argue that Marvel finds itself in a much better place than its DC counterpart has yet to find its identity even after pulling off successful films such as Wonder Woman and Shazam.
Reports state that Warner Bros. Discovery is in search of someone to steer this ship in the right direction in the same sense that Kevin Feige has done for Marvel Studios, this is something that is desperately needed to bring some justice to the rich universe created by DC Comics. Sadly, it didn’t come in time to save the Batgirl film.
Warner Bros. Discovery still has a slate of films releasing in the DCEU as the previously HBO Max planned release of Blue Beetle continues to move towards a theater release and the highly-anticipated films Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom make their way to theaters. Stay tuned as more develops on the future of the DC Extended Universe.
Source: The Wrap
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