It’s been some time now since the whole DC Batgirl fiasco took place but seems like the fire hasn’t been extinguished yet as another Batgirl co-star came forward to diss the studio on this move. The new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav canceled the upcoming Leslie Grace starrer after it reportedly received very poor reviews on its test screening. Since then, various stars and other filmmakers have come forward to speak their opinions on this move. While few of them thought that it will help DC in the long run if they want to establish a proper Cinematic Universe like MCU but on the other hand few of them didn’t find it to be fair.
Batgirl co-star disappointed with the Studio
The move made by Warner Bros. Discovery to focus more on quality content rather than quantity seems to have backfired hugely as a co-star from the movie terribly bashed the CEO as well as the studio for this. It is to be remembered that the stars and the crew members associated with the movie have a lot more integral connection towards their work and that’s what hurt the most of the associates of this movie.
In a recent comment made on an article by Indiewire, a Batgirl co-star shared how he was hugely disappointed by this move by Zaslav and even went on to describe him as a coward. According to him, it was very coward on the side of the studio to have trashed the movie just based on the early reviews. He added that the Leslie Grace starrer required a lot of hard work from all the cast and crew and WB ignored all those:
“I felt a considerable amount of comfort (and sincere sadness) reading your excellent article and the examination of this whole nightmare. The multiple streaming avenues and their vague guarantees appear anything but secure. I am very offended by what happened and feel terrible for the directors and Leslie Grace, who were all wonderful to work with, as well as all of the technicians.”
He further continued that it was an extremely challenging condition for them to work in the cold climates of Glasgow but none of those bothered the Heads of WB Studios:
“It was an enormous, rewarding challenge to make this movie during Covid, and during the cold weather in Glasgow. None of these things matter to an imbecile like [Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav]. His cowardice is breathtaking. I am glad I got to participate and I wish the best for all those involved — except the suits at Warner Brothers. But they all get replaced sooner than later.”
Even though DC announced that all these steps they are taking are due to the 10-year plan they are working on but it is still welcoming wide criticism from some sectors.
Will the danger continue to lurk over more DC Movies?
With the cancellation of Batgirl, the fandom is now almost sure that the upcoming DC slate can go through several changes. Many movies can now come under the trashing section as David Zaslav has made it clear that now they will only release quality movies that they hope can bring them more profits as well as a positive response.
Now it will be a very exciting wait to find out if the DC Cinematic Universe can reach the heights of MCU with its new plans and techniques.