David Zaslav, Warner’s new CEO after its merger with Discovery, has kept a low profile in recent weeks. It is not for less, since its intention to redirect the audiovisual production of the studio to traditional exhibition, rectifying the importance of streaming, has materialized in highly controversial decisions, ranging from the disappearance of content on HBO Max to minimize costs to the abrupt cancellation of batgirl. A film that was already finished, that had cost 90 million dollars, and that we will never see after the pre-Zaslav management had planned to release it directly on streaming. This is an unprecedented movement in the industry, which is still causing stupor among viewers and analysts. Be that as it may, Batgirl no longer exists. they organized “funeral projections”and it seems that there is no possibility that its directors bilall fallah Y Adil El Arbi (arrived from Bad Boys for Life either Ms Marvel) can release it in some way. The film starred Michael Keaton taking back his Batman and brendan fraser as a villain, while he had Leslie Grace in the title role of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl. As expected, Grace is one of the most affected by the cancellation of Batgirl, so she has ended up posting a video on TikTok where we can have access for the first time to how the filming of the film was. This is the first moving images we’ve ever had, shot behind the scenes with Grace’s guidance.“I couldn’t resist”writes the actress in her account, attaching a video of just 15 seconds where, to the rhythm of a song by omar apollo, we see her training for the combat scenes, putting on makeup, and putting on her vigilante uniform. She seems like a new way to finally say goodbye to the character, just a month after the August 3rd publicly thank the support of those who have viewed Warner’s decision with revulsion, and remember those who have worked with her. “In the wake of the recent Batgirl news I am proud of the love, hard work and effort that our tireless team has put into this film over 7 months in Scotland.”
Fallah and El Arbi, for their part, came to be consoled by Kevin Feig (creative director of DC’s direct competition, Marvel Studios) for losing the project. In the face of the communication disaster, from Warner Bros. Discovery they have tried to expand the idea that there is no hostility between the company and the Batgirl team, specifically Grace. “Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actress and this decision has nothing to do with her acting.”they said in a statement. “We are very grateful to the filmmakers of Batgirl and look forward to working with them again in the near future.”Do you want to be up to date with all the latest movies and series? Sign up to our newsletter.