Earlier this week, shockwaves were sent through Hollywood as news broke that the newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery conglomerate would be axing Batgirl, a $90 million movie that had already been filmed and was scheduled to hit HBO Max next year.
To make matters worse, according to reports, directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi were in Morocco for Adil’s wedding when they got the career-altering news that their superhero film had been axed.
The Batgirl directors release an official statement addressing the film’s cancellation
In response to the film’s cancellation, Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi (who also helmed Ms. Marvel over at Disney+) release the following statement, saying they wish the studio would let fans see the film for themselves.
“We are saddened and shocked by the news. We still can’t believe it. As directors, it is critical that our work be shown to audiences, and while the film was far from finished, we wish that fans all over the world would have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film for themselves. Maybe one day they will insha’Allah,” the statement reads.”
“Our amazing cast and crew did a tremendous job and worked so hard to bring Batgirl to life. We are forever grateful to have been part of that team. It was like a dream to work with such fantastic actors like Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Jacob Scipio, Corey Johnson, Rebecca Front, and especially the great Leslie Grace, who portrayed Batgirl with so much passion, dedication, and humanity.”
To conclude their statement, Fallah and El Arbi said that despite the outcome, “It was a privilege and an honor to be a part of the DCEU, even if it was for a brief moment.”
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