'Batgirl' directors say they are 'saddened and shocked' by the film's cancellation

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallahthe director duo of the canceled today ‘batgirl‘, they regretted the decision of Warner, which buried the release of the production, even with the filming already finished and the project in full swing in post-production. The filmmakers said they were “saddened and shocked” by what happened, though they continue to praise the DC universe.

“We are saddened and shocked by the news. I still can’t believe it. As filmmakers, it is crucial that our work is shown to the public. Even though the film was not finished, we wanted all fans around the world to have the opportunity to see and embrace the final product. Maybe one day,” the duo said on Instagram.

Remembering that the news began to circulate yesterday, with several portals confirming the shelving of the film. The main reasons cited are the doubts of the new management of Warner regarding the release of the film. supposedly, ‘batgirl‘ wasn’t considered big enough for theaters, and the high budget wouldn’t guarantee streaming profitability either.

“Anyway, as huge Batman fans since childhood, it was a privilege and an honor to be a part of the DC Universe, albeit for a brief moment. Batgirl forever,” they thanked. El Arbi and Falla praise co-stars, including Leslie Gracewho played Barbara Gordon, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton and JK Simmons.

Remembering that the Warner Bros. spent $90 million with the production of ‘batgirl‘ but there may be a financial motive behind the decision.

Variety learned from multiple sources cited that Warner Bros. Shelve Discovery’batgirl‘ – as well as an animated sequel to ‘Scooby!‘– will allow the studio reduce taxes on both movies. This would hypothetically allow the studio to recoup the costs of both projects as long as don’t monetize any of the movieseither releasing it on HBO Max or selling it to another studio.

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Given recent reports on the company’s business decisions Warner Bros. Discoverywith the company reportedly looking to cut $3 billion from your budgetthat would explain the unprecedented cancellations.

The studio has already cut scripted programming on cable networks TNT and TBS in the US, going so far as to cancel series hours before the season premiere.

Still, the decision to cancel two high-profile movies in the process — including a long-awaited adaptation of the DC universe — is still SHOCKING.

In addition to grace and Michael Keaton (Batman), the cast would still have JK Simmons (James Gordon), Brendan Fraser (Firefly), Jacob Scipio (Anthony Bressi), Ivory Aquino (Alysia Yeoh), Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai.

Christina Hodson sign the script.

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