Leslie Grace fans worry about her career as 'Batgirl' axing comes after 'In the Heights' flop

Leslie Grace fans worry about her career as 'Batgirl' axing comes after 'In the Heights' flop
Leslie Grace fans heartbroken after 'Batgirl' gets shelved for indefinite period (Leslie Grace official poster as ‘Batgirl’/DC Comics and Leslie Grace/Instagram)

The news of Warner Bros deciding to shelve the DC Comics live-action film ‘Batgirl,’ has sent shock waves among fans across the globe. The fantasy adventure movie will not release in theatres and will also not be streamed digitally in any platforms. The news has left fans of actress Leslie Grace heartbroken. Many took to social media to slam the makers for jeopardising Grace's career.

The $90 million project, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, was in its post production stage until Warner Bros firmly decided to shelve the movie for indefinite period. The main reason behind the big move after David Zaslav took over as the new CEO, is said to be cost cutting in terms of taxes and avoid money loss, reported Variety.

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Grace also broke her silence regarding the film getting shelved. Thanking the team for giving her the opportunity, she wrote, "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!"


Acccording to reports, after Zaslav joined as the CEO, his first step was completely changing the previous plan and strategy of dropping films on both HBO Max and theaters simultaneously. Zaslav’s focus was more on the films that would have a theatrical release and then make their way to the streaming service. As of now, he has already canceled several projects including 'Scoob!'.

The movie, which was supposed to release in late 2022, would have ranked among the most expensive cinematic castoffs ever. "It’s a DC disaster," a source told New York Post adding that, “They think an unspeakable ‘Batgirl’ is going to be irredeemable.” Meanwhile, fans took to Twitter to slam the makers.

'I feel terrible for Leslie'

“It was also in post-production so like, the f**k? Why all of a sudden cancel it like that. I feel like this would have been a big moment in Leslie Grace's career,” said a fan. “I feel terrible for Leslie Grace. Batgirl could’ve jumpstarted her career like it has for other actors in the genre. They did everything except for release it and then told her it wasn’t gonna happen. That’s s***ty,” added a fan.

“Just logged in and saw this. WBD doesn't know WTF they're doing. They axe CW and HBO Max shows, think movies like Aquaman 2 and Flash will gross high as Pattinson Batman. Idiots. I feel for Leslie Grace. She will still get her bag but I hope her career will survive this,” shared another fan.

“DC's Batgirl should not have been cancelled. It was narrowly close to finishing pre-production and would've been life changing for @lesliegrace and her career. Yet again, Warner Bros. and DC continue to let their fans down with decisions that aren't fair. #Batgirl,” another fan noted. “The Batgirl cancellation is so disappointing on so many levels. @lesliegrace is such a talent and this could have been a career-changing type of film for her. Not everything’s about race but if they had cast Emma Stone I don’t think WB sees this movie as “disposable.” Shameful,” noted a fan.






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