Bat girl star Leslie Grace has broken her silence on the DC Comics movie being pulled by HBO Max.
Grace, who broke out in the musical last year In the heightstook to Instagram on Wednesday to share his thoughts on the broadcaster’s surprise the decision not to release the film at all, although it was already filmed and continued. (The film reportedly fell victim to cost-cutting efforts by HBO Max’s parent company, the newly merged Warner Brothers Discovery.)
Querida familia! Grace wrote. “Latest news about our film Bat girl, I am proud of the love, hard work and intention that all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over the course of 7 months in Scotland. I feel blessed to have worked among and formed relationships with absolute greats all my life! To every Batgirl fan out there, THANK YOU for the love and faith that allows me to put on the cape and be, as Babs put it best, “your own goddamn hero!” #Batgirl for life!
Grace was first cast as Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl last July, with Brendan Fraser as the villain Firefly, JK Simmons as Barbara’s father Commissioner Gordon and Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne aka Batman . But now the film will not see the light of day either on HBO Max or in theaters A Warner spokesperson says that “the decision not to release Bat girl reflects our management’s strategic shift around the DC universe and HBO Max.
Bat girl directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Ms. Marvel) also issued a statement after the film was shelved, said they were “saddened and shocked by the news… As directors, it’s very important that our work as directors is shown to audiences, and while the film is far from finished, we want , that fans around the world had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film for themselves.”