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“You have nothing to prove”: Brendan Fraser Shares His Pearls of Wisdom Despite WB Canceling Batgirl While Struggling Actor Was Set to Make His Resurgence

One of the biggest actors in the 2000s, Brendan Fraser has become an integral part of many millennials’ childhoods, starring in The Mummy as Rick O’Connell. He was praised for his dedication to stunts and acting skills. After his recent rise to fame, Fraser has got some much needed support from his rather loyal fan base. And for a very particular reason – Batgirl

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser in The Mummy as Rick O’Connell.

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The actor played the DC villain Firefly in the now canceled movie. But he has also starred in another renowned DC project. Brendan Fraser starred in the critically acclaimed Doom Patrol as Cliff Steele/Robotman. A DC production, the show was created by Jeremy Carver and was filled with odd characters and fascinating plotlines, becoming far more unique compared to other superhero productions.

Cancellation of DC’s Batgirl

Despite completing production and close to release, Batgirl was shelved. This decision came after a major shuffle at the higher-ups of Warner Bros as David Zaslav become the CEO and President of Warner Bros. Discovery.

Leslie Grace as Batgirl.

The reason for the cancellation was officially stated to be the economic value, amongst other reasons. While seeing the return of Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/ Batman, it would also see the introduction of Brendan Fraser as the famous supervillain Firefly.

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In an interview with Youtuber Christy Worley, the actor expanded on his character stating that his character is a veteran who has been suffering due to a lack of benefits, pushing him to a life of crime. Further describing the sympathetic character, he said:

“It’s a new character, it’s a new day. He’s quite cross, he’s a veteran whose benefits have been cut, so he wants to burn Gotham to the ground. And Batman and Batgirl are there to stop him. Or are they?”

Brendan Fraser’s reaction to Batgirl cancellation

Despite locking in great performances, the actor hasn’t found the same fame as before and his comments on the cancellation prove he’s not bothered by it. While speaking to Popverse at the Emerald City Comic-Con, the actor expressed his disappointment at the movie being shelved, he said:

“Leslie Grace is her namesake. She’s dynamic. She gave a great performance. She’s a stone-cold professional. You’re going to see more from her. And I’m looking forward to it. [If to share lessons with my younger self, I’d say] it’s going to be all right. Hang in there. It’s possible. You’re doing okay. You have nothing to prove.”

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Brendan Fraser in Doom Patrol as Cliff Steele.

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Despite the setback, Brendan Fraser will be starring in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon as W.S. Hamilton. Doom Patrol series has been renewed for a 4th season, which will be streaming on HBO Max.

Source: ScreenRant

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.