Leslie Grace, the star of Batgirl (the $90 million DC movie that was cut by Warner Bros.), spoke for the first time about the unexpected twist of fate.
The Post revealed this week the film’s cast and crew were not informed that their multi-million dollar project had been shelved by the studio.
Sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the film, Grace said she was “proud” of the film in her first social media post since the sad news.
“Querida familia!” Following the recent news about our Batgirl film, I am proud of the love, hard work and intention that all of our incredible cast and tireless crew have put into this film over the course of seven months in Scotland,” she wrote. Instagram post.
“I feel blessed to have worked with some absolutely great people all my life and made lifelong relationships!”
The star of Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights musical added: “To every Batgirl fan out there, THANK YOU for the love and faith that allows me to put on the cape and become, as Babs put it best, ‘my own damn thing.’ hero!'”
Grace’s post comes just hours after directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah released their statement about the film’s sudden cancellation.
The pair, who also directed Bad Boys For Life, said they were “saddened and shocked” by the fate of the film, which also starred Michael Keaton, JK Simmons and Brendan Fraser.
“We still can’t believe it. As filmmakers, it’s very important that our work is shown to audiences, and while the film is far from finished, we want fans around the world to have had the opportunity to see and embrace the finished film for themselves,” they wrote.
“Our amazing cast and crew did a tremendous job and worked so hard to bring Batgirl to life. We are forever grateful to have been a part of that team,” they added.
The filmmakers thanked their cast, “especially the brilliant Leslie Grace, who portrayed Batgirl with such passion, dedication and humanity.”
“Either way, as huge Batman fans since childhood, it was a privilege and an honor to be a part of the DCEU, even if it was for a brief moment. “Batgirl For Life,” added El Arbi and Fallah.
The Nixed movie has become a mess for the studioand fans online are clamoring for the film’s release, a debacle made worse by the fact that the film is led by a Latina actress surrounded by a diverse cast and filmmakers.