Batgirl Directors Recall Film’s ‘Harsh’ and ‘Painful’ Cancelation in Emotional Video

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DC Extended Universe fans are still reeling following the shocking cancelation of Leslie Grace's Batgirl project. According to reports, Warner Bros. Discovery came to the decision of dropping the project just months ahead of its HBO Max release due to the film not being able to meet expectations.

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This week, it was revealed that WB blocked directors El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from backing up footage from the film which according to them wasn't even close to being finished before being on the receiving end of the studio's DC "purge". Now, the Ms. Marvel directors are getting into detail as to how things went down.

Posting an emotional video on Instragam, Arbi and Fallah recalled the fateful day the project got canceled and their attempt at saving the now-deleted footage from the film. Arbi says that he "didn't even realize that was a possibility" and described the studio's decision to block their access as a "pretty harsh" move.

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The directors' revelation about the deletion of every footage available on WB's server seems to be a clear indication that the Batgirl film truly won't be seeing the light of day, despite calls from the DCEU fandom for it to be given a Snyder Cut-esque treatment.

Interestingly, WB is said to be doing a "funeral screening" for the film to be seen by its cast and crew but it's hard to tell if they'll give in to the pressure from fans. It's a complete shame but there's really nothing we can do at this point.

In other DCEU news, Black Adam is still on track to hit cinemas on October 21, 2022.