Marvel Filmmakers React to the Batgirl Movie's Abandonment in DC

Marvel Filmmakers React to the Batgirl Movie's Abandonment in DC ...

With the advent of streaming services, Hollywood has always been a complex place with a lot of moving parts, and in recent years, that has become more confusing than ever. Not only are more series than ever before being developed on large budgets, but also groundbreaking movies are being made for streaming services, such as HBO Max'sBatgirl.

Despite having already finished filming and being close to post-production, Warner Bros. has announced that it would cancel Batgirl, which was originally planned to star Leslie Grace from In the Heights and directed byMs. Marvel'sAdil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

The decision "reflects [their] leadership's] strategic shift" has been cited for a variety of reasons.

Several Marvel filmmakers have offered their own opinions as fans respond with surprise to the announcement.

Batgirl Cancelation Reacts to Marvel Talent

Ms. Marvel writer A.C. Bradley and Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson reacted to HBO Max's surprise decision to halt the release of theBatgirlmovie.

Bradley, who worked onMs. Marvel withBatgirldirectorsAdil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, expressed her surprise by saying, "WTF!" and urging Warner Bros. to "#ReleaseTheAdilandBilallCut."

After a follower pointed out the movie's minority star and directors, Derrickson seemed to question whether that played a role in Warner Bros.' decision: "what a coincidence?"

Batgirl Shakes Hollywood

The sudden cancellation of HBO Max of Batgirl has truly shaken Hollywood, with many describing the move as simply unprecedented. Canceling a film that has already finished production and is now in post-production is certainly a unique move, but Warner Bros. Discovery appears to be less invested in the previous management's desire to push HBO Max.

Although there have been a number of reviews on the actual quality of the film, most seem to agree thatBatgirl wasn't that bad. With the already massive outcry, will the quest to releaseBatgirl be the next "#ReleaseTheSnyderCut" or will it quickly become forgotten as it was previously?

Many commentators criticized Warner Bros.' decision to withdraw the entire cast and crew of Batgirl, claiming that many of the participants would rather work with the studio or DC again after the treatment of the Batman spin-off.

Leslie Grace may never be able to play Barbara Gordon, who is also known as Batgirl, in the DCEU's future, but the chances are slim at this point. El Arbi and Fallah have just recently collaborated with Marvel Studios onMs. Marvel, so perhaps their comic book future might be over there on Season 2 or other projects.

Batgirl will not be available on HBO Max or in theaters.

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