Fifteen seconds via TikTok is all we’re likely to get from the controversial Ash Canned feature for now bat girl.
Leslie Gracethe movie star that the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav dropped in early August in an effort, as he said, “to protect the DC brand,uploaded a short behind-the-scenes badassery montage with the lowercase caption “I couldn’t resist”. The footage is set to Omar Apolloof the song “Evergreen”, the title of which also includes a rather pointed parenthesis: “You Didn’t Deserve Me At All”.
The video includes footage of the 27-year-old three-time Latin Grammy nominee in makeup, rehearsing fight choreography, swinging on wires and teetering on one of those bouncy playground horses. instant, we see what appears to be cellphone footage of a monitor on set recording playback – quite possibly the only “movie footage” we’ll see for some time, perhaps forever.
When news of the finished film’s cancellation broke in early August, the young star uploaded seven slides to Instagram that also showed off her costume and makeup, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses. In her caption, she wrote, “I’m proud of the love, hard work and intention that all of our amazing actors and tireless crew put into this film for 7 months in Scotland,” and quoted her character, Barbara Gordon, saying, “To all the Batgirl fans – THANK YOU for the love and belief, which allowed me to take the course and become, as Babs puts it best, ‘my own fucking hero!”
Among those who responded were Lin-Manuel Mirandathe author of In the heights; Grace starred in the 2021 film adaptation directed by John M Chu. “#BatgirlForLife (love you for life),” Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner Miranda wrote.
The $90 million bat girl was already in post-production when Warner Bros. Discovery announced that it would not be released. Its administrators Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallahthe Belgian duo behind bad boys for life and two episodes of Ms. Marvelsaid they were “saddened and shocked” in a statement, and hoped that one day the film would see the light of day.
In addition to Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, JK Simmons had returned as her father, Chief of Police Jim Gordon, and Brendan Fraser was to appear as the villainous Firefly. Michael Keaton also filmed scenes as Batman, as he did for the flashanother full movie from Warner Bros. Discovery which should be released next year, despite the controversial surrounding his star, Ezra Miller.