The movie, which starred Leslie Grace as Batman’s feminine counterpart, not too long ago wrapped capturing and was slated for a launch on HBO Max this 12 months. Grace was solely the third Latina forged to star in a DC Comics superhero movie and the primary Afro-Latina to play Batgirl, according to Essence.
The determination to dump the film was probably a means for Warner Bros. Discovery to make use of it as a tax write-down, sources told Variety.
The scrapped film’s administrators, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, advised SKRIPT in an interview posted Monday that they tried to preserve the film as soon as they came upon about its cancellation.
″[El Arbi] known as me and advised me, ‘Go ahead! Shoot everything on your phone,’” Fallah recalled in French, as subtitled in English by SKRIPT. “I went on the server… and everything was blocked. There was no way to access the film. We were: ‘Fucking shit. All the scenes with Batman we didn’t get to keep.’”
The movie would have featured former “Batman” star Michael Keaton, who is ready to look in “The Flash,” one other superhero movie that reportedly could also be scrapped.
Fallah mentioned he believed his movie’s cancellation was unrelated to its high quality or its forged.
“We were right in the middle of editing, there was still a lot of work to be done,” Fallah defined. “It was not like the movie was finished. But they told us it was a strategic change. New management. And they could save some cash.”
Watch the interview beneath: