After the cancellation of 'Batgirl,' Kevin Feige, James Gunn, and Edgar Wright show their support for the director

After the cancellation of 'Batgirl,' Kevin Feige, James Gunn, and Edgar Wright show their support fo ...

So much remains up in the air for fans and creators amid the recent Warner Bros. Discovery scandal, including but not limited to the cancellation of Batgirl from the DC Extended Universe, and the ongoing debate about the HBO Max and Discovery+ merger, and the integrity of these conglomerates in terms of their responsibility to both their creators and consumers puts the matter in jeopardy.

A Warner Bros. spokesperson said the nixing of El Arbi and Fallah's $90 million Batgirl on August 2 was due to an unfinished and inadequate quality, but the cancellation was attributed to an unfortunate conflict with the company's "strategic shift." According to WBD CEO David Zaslav, the company is "not going to launch a film to make a quarter."

El Arbi, a picture created by high-profile actors, was revealed on his Instagram within days. Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, said the co-directors previously worked under Feige to direct both the premiere episode and the conclusion of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel.

"I had to get to know you both. Because of the wonderful news about the wedding (congratulations!) and the gloomy news about Batgirl. I'm very proud of you guys for all the amazing work you do, and especially Ms. Marvel! I can't wait to see what comes next for you.

El Arbi thanked everyone for their support on Instagram, saying, "Your kind words and experience mean a lot to us during this difficult time." After directing many Marvel films such as Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Edgar Wright, the director of Marvel's Ant-Man, who stepped down due to creative differences, offered his own words of support.

The co-directors wrote in their own personal statement that "Our work is required that we demonstrate it to audiences," and that they hope that someday fans will get to see the finished product. "DC is something that we think we could make better," Zaslav says of the upcoming Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, as well as The Flash, which Zaslav calls "one of the "great DC films."

The film Shazam! Fury of the Gods, starring Zachary Levi, will be released on December 21. You can see the official trailer here: