Fallout continues from Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to cancel Batgirl. Besides Deadline now reporting that WBD will only save between $15-20 million dollars by the decision, there are now bad optics that the only DC superhero film starring a Latina, Leslie Grace, has now been shelved permanently.
Following shocked directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah‘s response from a wedding in Morocco, star Leslie Grace has now shared her thoughts via Instagram.
While it’s understandable that the In The Heights actress is clearly disappointed, she has taken the high road with her response.
“Querida familia! On the heels of the recent news about our movie Batgirl, I am proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland,” Grace wrote in her post. “I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, “my own damn hero!” #Batgirl for life.”
Grace also shared some new behind-the-scenes of her in-costume as Batgirl, as well as a few set videos of the production.
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Warner Bros. Discovery has made it clear that it has no intention of releasing Batgirl in theaters or on the HBO Max streaming service. If the tax break reasons are true, then the studio will have no opportunity to monetize the film.
DC fans legit cannot catch a break.