We learned over the past week that Warner Bros. Discovery's "purge" of the DC Extended Universe is in full swing and while it could mean something promising for the struggling franchise, it can't be denied that it's a huge slap to the face of the people who worked tirelessly on projects that have been canned.
As most of you know by now, Leslie Grace's Batgirl film was the first victim of WB Discovery's plans to reorganize the DCEU. According to reports, the film's 60% test screening rating was the main culprit that led to the project getting axed. Despite the disheartening cancelation of the film, it looks like WB still wants to keep the actress on board and potentially start with a clean slate.
According to a report from Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chiefs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy are hopeful that they'll be able to secure a new deal with Grace which would see her don the Batgirl costume in multiple projects. As it stands, Leslie has yet to release an official statement regarding the recent cancelation of what could have been her breakout project but judging by her social media activity, she seems to be handling the situation pretty well all things considered.
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It'll be interesting to see if Leslie would still be willing to accept a new offer from WB Discovery but if she ends up rejecting a potential comeback as Batgirl, it wouldn't exactly come as a surprise, and frankly, she has every reason in the world to feel upset and insulted.
Prior to its cancelation, DC's Batgirl would have premiered sometime this year on HBO Max.