Batgirl star Leslie Grace has shared a statement following Warner Bros.’ surprising decision to stop the movie from being released.
In a message posted on Instagram, the actress expressed her gratitude for the process and thanked fans for their belief in her:
“On the heels of the recent news about our movie ‘Batgirl,’ I am proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland,” she begins.
“I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!’ Batgirl for life!”
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The film would’ve been Leslie’s biggest acting role since her performance in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights – but also, how many superhero films do we have involving a Latina actress in the lead? *checks notes* Yeah, exactly.
Warner Bros. announced this week that it would not release the movie in theatres or on HBO Max even though the film is in post-production.
Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have also shared a statement following the news. Part of it reads: “We wish that fans all over the world would have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film themselves. Maybe one day they will insha’Allah.”
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