Leslie Grace27 years old, breaking her silence after the news that her superhero movie Bat girl won’t see the light of day in a recent cost-cutting move by Warner Bros. Discovery. The actress released a statement about Instagramalong with behind-the-scenes photos and videos.
“Querida is used to it! After the recent news about our movie Bat girl“I’m proud of the love, hard work and intention of all the incredible cast and tireless crew our tireless crew put into this film over seven months in Scotland,” the statement said. Leslie’s father began. “I feel fortunate to have worked among absolute greats and forged lifelong relationships in the process! Let every Bat girl fans – THANK YOU for the love and faith, for allowing me to put on my cape and be, as Babs best put it, ‘my own goddamn hero!’ # Girls for life! “
Leslie was cast as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the film, which ended filming. The cast also includes JK Simmons as Detective James Gordon, Michael Keaton as Batman, and Brendan Fraser as the villain Firefly, while Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah are the directors. But on August 2, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that Bat girl will not be released theatrically or on HBO Max. In other words, it was canceled entirely due to cost-cutting measures. Same for the animation feature Scoob !: Holiday Haunting.
“The decision not to release Batgirl reflects our management’s shift in strategy as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max,” a Warner Bros. said in statement. “Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actress and this decision does not reflect her performance. We are extremely grateful to the filmmakers of Bat girl and Scoob! Holiday haunting and their respective cast and we hope to collaborate with everyone again in the near future. “
Bat girl has a budget of $90 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and is one of the most anticipated upcoming projects set in the DC Extended Universe. Leaders at Warner Bros. Discovery felt that the movie “simply didn’t work,” per The WrapInsiders who also claim that the CEO David Zaslav focus on “making DC titles the big theatrical event movies, and Bat girl not so. Filming took place in Glasgow, Scotland from November 2021 to March 2022. Bat girl was in post-production when Warner Bros. Discovery unplugs the movie.
There is still a list of DCEU movies that will be released next year, including Black Adam main character Dwayne Johnson and the highly anticipated sequels Shazam! and Aquaman. The Flash is also still on track to launch in 2023, despite its main star Ezra Miller made headlines for many legal troubles.