Is Leslie Grace Returning as Batgirl to DCEU? New Reports Suggest WB May Have Succumbed to Fan Pressure For a New Batgirl Project

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Barbara Gordon had a dream, and she was going to have it all-the internet fame, box-office success, memes, and whatnot. But with Warner Bros. Discovery’s sudden and shocking cancellation of Batgirl, that dream is no longer a reality and is now a meme among the DC geeks about what could have been (as for Marvel geeks, they’re having a laugh).


But the boat has not sailed yet, the anchors are still in place! Warner Bros. Discovery is still considering bringing back the character, who will still be played by Leslie Grace (maybe?) in either of the following ways- a movie about Batgirl as a standalone, a cameo/supporting role in future DCEU projects, or a new & ambitious WB project. The 27-year-old actor will still be playing the role of Barbara Gordon in these new ventures, but that could also change.

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An illustration of Batgirl in the DC Comics

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Why Was Batgirl Cancelled In The First Place Anyway?

The cancellation of Batgirl is undoubtedly disappointing, and Leslie Grace is probably not happy about it, too. According to reports, one of the many reasons that lead to the cancellation of the movie is mainly because of the feedback collected from test audiences who felt the movie was subpar in terms of being a high-budget movie.

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Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon in a still from the now canceled Batgirl

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To add fuel to the fire, they made quite a hilarious but scathing joke about how the film looked, calling it “a bad episode of TV”, and honestly, that tickles some bones.


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Here’s Leslie Grace’s First Words After The End Of Her Superhero Debut That Never Happened

Here’s a representation of what Leslie Grace felt like after Batgirl got cancelled-Its like a sprinting race where you give it your all, moving every inch of your muscle and sweating every sweat ever sweated in history to win the race, but you find out at the very end that you were running the wrong way this whole time.

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Leslie Grace on the set of Batgirl

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Well, if that’s what would’ve happened to me, I’d be pretty furious after all the work put in. But Grace is above all that, and a recent Instagram post by the American actress broke her silence after the whole drama surrounding the shelving of the movie came to halt. The caption reads-

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. 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! 🦇
That’s surely a mature reaction, and we wish Grace all the best in her future endeavors.

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