Brendan Fraser was supposed to make his debut in the superhero realm with DC’s now-canceled Batgirl. But much to the disappointment of Fraser fans the movie was canceled despite the filming being completed and a whopping $90 million spent on the production.
However, ever since the cancelation of the film, the plot of the movie has been leaked on multiple platforms, garnering the attention of the fans. While certain fans have been angry at the cancellation, many expressed their gratitude since they think that the film lacked in multiple areas.
Fans Happy As Brendan Fraser Starrer Batgirl Gets Cancelled
Fans were certainly excited when they heard Brendan Fraser get a well-deserved role of the DC supervillain Firefly in the now-canceled Batgirl. However, ever since the plot of the movie was leaked last year, fans are happy that the movie was canceled. The reason being the movie would have been mediocre at best, and the storyline didn’t seem to weave a cohesive and captivating narrative.
Here is how fans reacted to the cancelation:
Thank God it didn’t released
The suit looks extremely awful the final one in the ending , and even the actor himself doesn’t even look any close to barbara Gordon from comics.
— Adimanav (@Aditya456Kumar) July 15, 2023
This sounds good on paper but just like BoP, TSS, BA, S2 & The Flash this would’ve been another flop. I think DC Fans and GA alike stopped caring about this uni. For years now
— THE TEEZO ACT (@TeezoTarantino) July 15, 2023
Glad this was canceled honestly. Keaton batman with batfleck’s jim gordon? Batman older than gordon? Just makes no sense 😆
— Leonidas (@Leonidas_XO) July 15, 2023
Thanks for sharing. I’m glad they cancelled it. It sounds awful. But least we know about Thanks to you and this thread.
— J4yDitt0 (@JayDitto) July 15, 2023
This really seems like a mess of a film it has some good parts but most of it is just bad also who even thought making Batman older than Gordan is a good idea that too without an explanation and wasting Brendan Fraser like that
This could have been DC’s Morbius we dodged a bullet
— Radhey (@Radhey070) July 15, 2023
While Brendan Fraser would have been excellent as Firefly, the film’s shortcomings would have only hindered his career trajectory which is only beginning to take flight again.
Why DC’s Batgirl Was Canceled
DC for the longest time has been trying to have an ‘organized’ and ‘connected’ universe similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While lately, they look to have been failing to do so, the move to cancel Batgirl was a result of this ‘organizing attempt’. They explained the cancelation was also a result of their leadership’s strategic shift.
Furthermore, many sources have claimed that the studio felt the movie was not big enough, unworthy of having a big theatrical release in light of the effect of the pandemic on the box office, and was apparently not even small enough to earn a release on a streaming platform.
While fans have expressed that they would rather have the movie released on a streaming platform, many expressed thanks that DC chose to cancel it since it seems like Warner Bros has seemingly run out of the fuel to make ‘great’ superhero movies.