‘Batgirl’ Directors Comment on Cancellation: ‘We’re Shocked’

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If you had any hope that this DC news bat girl with the movie being canceled late in production and never releasing on HBO Max was not legit, it seems like it’s time to come to terms with reality. The film’s makers, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, released a statement about the news on Instagram, and it doesn’t mince words or offer a ton of hope.

“We are saddened and shocked by the news,” they wrote. “We still can’t believe it. As directors, it is essential that our work is shown to the public, and although the film is far from finished, we want fans around the world to have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film. themselves. Maybe one day they will insha’Allah.

“Our incredible cast and crew have done an amazing job and worked so hard to bring Batgirl to life,” the statement continued. “We are forever grateful to have been part of this team. It was a dream to work with such fantastic actors as Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Jacob Scipio, Corey Johnson, Rebecca Front and especially the great Leslie Grace , who embodied Batgirl’s passion, dedication and humanity.

Warner Bros. Discovery has not publicly commented on the news, but is reporting on bat girlThe cancellation of puts the blame on the change in direction of the company, which is now refocusing on big budget films for the theaters instead of mid-range films like bat girl which was intended for HBO Max instead of multiplexes. They also suggest that by shelving the film completely, the company could afford to write bat girl for tax purposes.

“As big Batman fans since we were little, it has been a privilege and an honor to be a part of the DCEU, even if only for a brief moment,” Adil and Bilall’s statement concluded. I’m sure it was an honor – but you have to believe it would be a much better honor to let the film be seen.

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