Batgirl was canceled by Warner Bros. on Tuesday (August 2), and it was revealed that it would no longer be available on HBO Max as originally planned.
Grace, who played Barbara Gordon or Batgirl in the canceled film, shared a photo on Instagram thanking the incredible cast and dedicated crew for their hard work.
Grace said in the post. I am impressed with the effort, effort, and passion that our fantastic cast and crew put into this film over seven months in Scotland following the devastating news regarding our film Batgirl. I consider myself fortunate to have worked with legends and made connections that will last a lifetime.
THANK YOU for your help and encouragement that allowed me to put my cap on and become, in Babs' words, my damn hero! Batgirl!
Grace was slated to play Batgirl in the Jon M. Chus adaptation of In The Heights, which would be her biggest acting role to date. The post-production of the film was halted in March of this year, and the cancellation is believed to be due to Warner Bros. Discovery's new management's desire to continue producing blockbuster DC movies.
Batgirl, which has a modest $90 million (73 million) budget, was proposed for HBO Max home viewing only.
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Variety claims that a tax incentive may have played a role in the cancellation of the films, with a tax write-off apparently being the most financially prudent method to recover the expenditures. On Wednesday (August 3) the filmmakers issued a statement in which they expressed their astonishment and disappointment at the information.
We can't believe how the story was written, but we wish that viewers from across the world would have the chance to witness and enjoy the final product. As filmmakers, people must see our work. InshaAllah, perhaps they will in the future.
Warner Bros. has decided to postpone the animated film Scoob! Holiday Haunt, which was a follow-up to the 2020 film Scoob! and had previously been included in an HBO Max sizzle reel.
The following statement was sent to The Hollywood Reporter by Warner Bros.: As it pertains to the DC universe and HBO Max, the decision to not distribute Batgirl refutes our leadership's shift in strategy.
The directors of Scoob and Batgirls are very kind and helpful! We hope to work with Holiday Haunt and their various cast members again soon.
Michael Keaton played Batman for the first time since 1992's Batman Returns. In DC's The Flash, which has been chastised by several arrests against its star Ezra Miller, Keaton is expected to reprise the role on June 23, 2023.