One of the major entertainment news last year is the shocking cancellation of the HBO Max movie Batgirl which would have starred Leslie Grace in her major DCEU debut. The decision was made even though the film was already shot and was in its post-production process.
While fans are still clamoring for the film to see the light of day, it is unlikely to happen at some point in the future as the project has been shelved deep into the Warner Bros. archives and none of the DC bosses have hinted at any possibility that they will revisit it anytime soon.
In a recent interview with Collider, Grace looked back at her experience working on the film and praised her co-star Brendan Fraser, who played the main villain of the film, as well as her support for the actor's renaissance with the numerous awards that he received.
"I truly had one of [the best] experiences with Batgirl. In terms of the experience of shooting, we were all so excited for people to see a lot of the action, a lot of the practical shots we did with fire. Our movie was full of practical fire, which was really hard to shoot," she said.
"Brendan [Fraser], our villain, our Firefly, he was just so outstanding and so happy that he's having this incredible moment—this Brenaissance as everyone says. He's amazing. He's one of the kindest people in the world, and I felt so blessed to have him as my sparring partner. We had so many amazing action scenes together where we were beating each other up, but hugging in between takes because he's just so sweet."
Grace also expressed her hope that the footage will still see the light of day despite the already-final decision to shelve the film.
She added, "So I would've loved people to see those moments, but you know what? You have the experience, and you keep on rolling, and I feel so blessed, all in all, that I have those memories and hopefully maybe in some future, some clips will arise and people will get to enjoy a little bit of it."
"But for now, we'll just have to keep it going as it going in comic folklore, I guess, with all of our memories and our stories while we can."
A lot of fans would definitely love to see some footage of the canceled movie if not in its entirety and find out what they had in store for the beloved character's supposed DCEU debut.
While there is no likelihood that it will happen anytime soon, the possibility is still out there as long as the footage was not deleted. Besides, who knows, maybe James Gunn's new DCU could also bring back Grace as part of their plans.