A few weeks ago, Peter Safran, one of those responsible for the new DC Universe, issued controversial statements in which he claimed that the cancellation of Batgirl it was due to the low quality of the tape. According to his comments, there was no way for the film to reach the movie market and successfully survive the reviews of critics and audiences. But now it’s Leslie Grace, interpreter of Batgirlwho gives his face to the comments on the controversial project.
In interview for Variety, the actress and songwriter talked about the first cut she saw of Batgirl. In her opinion, the tape was far from being the disaster that Safran indicated, and that she was still in the post-production process when she was able to see part of the filmed material.
“In every film there are obstacles, and our film was not far from them. Half of the shoot was on night shoots in Scotland, where it never stops raining. So there were roadblocks, but at the end of the day, nothing stood in our way of delivering what we wanted for this film. I could see her to where she was. When they did the test screenings, the film was not complete. A lot of scenes weren’t even there. They were at the beginning of the editing process. But the tape that I was able to see – with the scenes that were there – was incredible. There was potential for a good movie, in my opinion.”
This contradicts the views of Safran, who asserted that Batgirl it didn’t meet the quality standards they expected to make a decent theatrical release. Rumors claim that the test projections were disastrous, and in view of this, the executives of Warner Bros. Discovery decided to remove it from their release schedule and stop post-production. For her part, Grace revealed how she discovered that Batgirl had been cancelled, and he also spoke about the approaches he had with company executives.
“I found out like the rest of you. And my phone started ringing. I thought they were kidding me, but it was proven. We were expecting some X,Y, or Z support and money to expand scenes and do reshoots. But that was a punch in the stomach. I had my own meetings with Pam Abdy and Mike de Luca, CEOs of Warner Bros. They weren’t really specific about the movie and how it would have hurt DC creatively. But I’m a human being, people have perceptions and read things. And when they put themselves very lightly about work that people put a lot of time into, I can understand how frustrating that can be,” he added.
Currently, Leslie Grace has not received any messages or news from the new heads of DC Studios. Although they have a defined plan for the future of the company, it seems not to include the character. Or at least not the version Grace would have played. For better or worse, The actress assures that she has held conversations about the future of Batgirl (although he did not specify with whom) and how it could resurface at some point in the future. However, he does not give more details for fear that everything will fall apart again.
would you like your Batgirl Will you find a way to come to light or do you think the ideal is to start from scratch with another actress in the character?
Juan Jose Cruz I am one of those who always defended Robert Pattinson as Batman and can see the same movie in the theater up to 7 times. My guilty pleasure? Low budget horror movie.