Bat girl Star Leslie Grace has broken her silence on the DC Comics movie that HBO Max scrapped.
Grace, who broke out last year in the musical in the heights, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his thoughts on the streamer’s surprising decision not to release the movie at all, even though it was already filmed and in post-production. (The film reportedly fell victim to cost-cutting efforts at HBO Max’s parent company, the newly merged Warner Brothers Discovery.)
“Dear family!” Grace wrote. “Immediately after the recent news about our movie Bat girlI am proud of the love, hard work and intent that all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland. I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged lifelong relationships in the process! To all Batgirl fans: THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take up the cape and become, as Babs put it best, ‘my own fucking hero!’ #Batgirl for life!”
Grace was first cast as Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, last July, with Brendan Fraser as the villainous Firefly, JK Simmons as Barbara’s father, Commissioner Gordon, and Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, too. known as Batman. But now the film will not see the light of day, neither on HBO Max nor in theaters, and a Warner spokesman said that “the decision not to release Bat girl It reflects the strategic shift in our leadership in relation to the DC Universe and HBO Max.”
Bat girl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (mrs wonder) also released a statement after the film was shelved, saying that they are “saddened and shocked by the news…As directors, it is critical that our work be shown to the public, and while the film was far from finished, we wish that all the fans around the world would have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film for themselves.”