If you had any hope that the DCsBatgirl film would be canceled late in production and never being released on HBO Max, it's time to accept reality. The filmmakers, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, made an official statement on the news on Instagram, which doesn't mince words or offer much hope.
We are both saddened and shocked by the news, according to the authors, and we are still reeling from it. As filmmakers, we want our work to be shown to viewers, and while the film was far from finished, we wish that fans across the world would have had the chance to see and enjoy the final product themselves. Maybe one day, they will inshaAllah.
The cast and crew at Batgirl were amazing, and we are forever grateful to have been part of it. Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Jacob Scipio, Corey Johnson, Rebecca Front, and most importantly Leslie Grace, who played Batgirl with such great energy, dedication, and humanity.
Warner Bros. Discovery has not commented publicly on the news, but sources claim that the company's leadership is shifting to focus on big-budget tentpole films rather than mid-range films, likeBatgirl, which was originally meant for HBO Max rather than multiplexes.
It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the DCEU, even if it was for a brief moment, according to Adil and Bilalls' statement. It's hard to deny that it's a much better privilege to actually see the film.