Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were set to make their mark in the DC universe with their Batgirl movie, but things took a turn for the worse when the new WB CEO cancelled their film and shelved it indefinitely.
No doubt, this sudden pulling of the rug from underneath the duo may have left a bad taste in their mouth when it comes to the DC franchise, but they say they are willing to work with the brand again under one condition. Talking to Deadline, Arbi explains:
“The only thing that we would say is that, if we can work with Warner Bros., we’d love to work for a DC project in the future; just one request is that the movie comes out. That’s the only request—streaming, or whatever, on the phone—but just, it comes out.”
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) December 7, 2022
For now, there has been a rally online for #ReleaseBatgirl, with fans showing their support for Leslie Grace. We don’t know why DC pulled the plug on the project so suddenly, but some think that it was because they weren’t pleased with the film, or that they were leaning in on the idea that Keaton was going to be the main timeline Batman, an idea that was scrapped when new CEO David Zaslav took over.
We don’t know how much of the film has been finished, but we do know that production had wrapped already for months before the project was cancelled. Fingers crossed DC has a change of heart, especially with James Gunn at the helm, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
As of now, Batgirl has no release date.