Batgirl’s crew has recently revealed that even they weren’t aware that the movie was going to be entirely scrapped until after the news broke out publicly. It wasn’t just the audience who were shocked and appalled, but also the people working on the movie. This sudden decision has disappointed a lot of people and the movie’s crew is just as much the victim as the fans!
Why Didn’t The Crew Know Of The Scrapping Of Batgirl?
According to an assistant director in the movie who anonymously spoke up in an interview, the day previous to the announcement of the cancellation news, the crew was approached by Warner Bros. and instructed to break off production for an indefinite amount of time.
The next day, the crew found out through the media that the movie has been terminated entirely! We can just imagine the shock of losing all those hours and hard work in a second.
Why Was the Movie Scrapped?
Many people hated the fact that the movie got scrapped so easily yet so surprisingly. One of the most awaited DC projects with millions of dollars already in production, the decision to cancel it seemed more than unlikely initially.
However, when the movie got canceled with no prior notice, certain questions arose amidst the confusion and shock in every fan’s heart. Why did they do it?
Well, Warner Bros had spoken out about the decision and claimed that they had valid reasons.
Among those reasons was the fact that Warner Bros decided that they wanted DC to go down a path where Batgirl’s entry seemed a bit too soon.
“The decision to not release Batgirl reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max… Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor, and this decision is not a reflection of her performance. We are incredibly grateful to the filmmakers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective casts, and we hope to collaborate with everyone again in the near future.”
Apart from that, they also felt that Batgirl wasn’t receiving the attention it deserves when the movie’s test run did not bring in as much audience as they hoped. When they realized that the hype for the movie was disappointingly less than expectations, the decision to scrap the script felt natural.
Well, we can’t exactly argue with that logic, can we? We can just hope to get Batgirl the screen time she deserves as soon as possible!