Leslie Grace, a star of ‘Batgirl’, states the film’s unusual cancellation
Batgirl was abruptly canceled, shocking everyone. The HBO Max project was first announced last year. In The Heights star, Leslie Grace was set to play the role of Barbara Gordon. After his last appearance in 1992’s Batman Returns, Michael Keaton will be returning to Batman.
The film had been in production for a week, making this week’s cancellation all the more confusing. HBO Max attributed the cancellation to a “strategic change” in leadership. However, Grace, the leading actress has spoken out.
Leslie Grace posted on Instagram reflections about the news and kept her comments surprisingly upbeat. The actress wrote: “Querida familia!” Following the news about our movie Batgirl, I am proud to say that the incredible cast and tireless crew of this film took seven months in Scotland. It was an honor to work with such great people and have made lasting friendships. Every Batgirl Fan – I want to thank you for your belief and love that allowed me to take the baton and be Batgirl for life.
Grace also posted behind-the-scenes photos of herself in Batgirl’s costume. Echoing the actress’ praise of the film’s cast and crew, a Warner Bros Pictures spokesperson previously said, “Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor and this decision is not a reflection of her performance.”Batgirl’s directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah also issued a statement saying, “We still can’t believe it.
While the film needed to be seen by audiences, as directors, it was also critical that the film be made available to the public. However, DC fans are powerful and this is sad news. Perhaps Batgirl might one day see the light.