The director of Batgirl says they tried to salvage the HBO Max film


In the past couple of weeks, Warner Bros. Discovery projects have been shelved as new CEO David Zaslav reorganizes the business following a massive merger.

This fusion led to the death of Batgirl, the Leslie Grace-starring live-action film that was set to bring Barbara Gordon to life.

As HBO Max was canceled, directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi tried to salvage anything they could from the servers, even when it meant filming with cell phones.

"In a recent TikTok interview translated by The Direct, Fallah told me, "Go ahead and shoot everything on your phone. It's gone! ".

we said in a recent TikTok interview translated by The Direct. In a recent TikTok interview translated by The Direct, Fallah said, "We didn't even keep [the scenes] with Batman in it."

Warner Bros. told us there was no talent problem on our end, nor did the actress [Leslie Grace], nor even the quality of the movie," he said.

Despite being in the middle of editing, there was still a lot of work to do! Warner Bros. said the cancellation was a strategic change, a management shift to save some cash.

Regarding the cancellations, Warner Bros. has remained relatively silent, but issued a statement regarding Batgirl. Apparently, it was shelved due to a "strategic shift."

Despite Warner Bros.'s strategic shift in regard to DC universe and HBO Max, Batgirl will not be released, according to a Warner Bros. spokesperson. 

Neither Leslie Grace's performance nor the decision to terminate her from the program have anything to do with it.

We are very grateful to the filmmakers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective casts, and we look forward to working with them again in the near future."

A script by Christina Hodson was directed by Fallah and El Arbi, while the storyline was written by Christina Hodson. 

Grace would have played Barbara Gordon / Batgirl, while JK Simmons would have played Commissioner James Gordon, and Michael Keaton would have played Bruce Wayne / Batman.

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