bat girl Star Leslie Grace has broken her silence about the DC Comics movie being dropped by HBO Max.
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 film at all, even though it was already filmed and in post-production. (The film was reportedly a victim of cost-cutting efforts by HBO Max’s parent company, Warner Brothers Discovery’s new merger.)
“Querida familia!” Grace wrote. “On the heels of recent news about our film bat girl, I’m proud of the love, hard work and intention that all of our amazing actors and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland. I feel blessed to have worked among great absolutes and forged lifelong relationships in the process! To all Batgirl fans – THANK YOU for the love and belief, which allowed me to take the course and become, as Babs said 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. of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. But now the film will not see the light of day, either on HBO Max or in theaters, with a Warner spokesperson stating that “the decision not to release bat girl reflects the strategic shift in our leadership with respect to the DC Universe and HBO Max.
bat girl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Ms. Marvel) also released a statement after the film was shelved, saying it was “saddened and shocked by the news…As directors, it is essential that our work be shown to the public, and although the film is far from completed, we wish fans all over the world would have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film for themselves.