Batgirl wasn't completed before the DC movie was axed – Digital Spy

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“We still had to shoot some scenes.”
DC’s cancelled Batgirl movie was incomplete by the time it was axed by Warner Bros, according to its directors.
Featuring Leslie Grace as the titular Gotham City vigilante, Brendan Fraser as supervillain Firefly, and Michael Keaton returning as Batman, the much-anticipated movie was surprisingly pulled by the studio earlier this month.
Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah recently joined French YouTube channel SKRIPT (via The Hollywood Reporter) to offer their thoughts on the project’s fate.
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“The guys from Warners told us, ‘It was not a talent problem from our part or the actress, or even the quality of the movie,'” revealed Adil, before his filmmaking partner added: “First, when I heard the news, I was shocked, I didn’t know how to react. I wanted to break stuff, cry, even laugh. I was like, ‘This is not happening.'”
Despite hopes for some sort of resurrection in the future – in the vein of Zack Snyder’s Justice League – in its current state, Batgirl is unreleasable.
“There’s no VFX, we still had to shoot some scenes,” said Adil.
“So if [Warners] wanted us to release the Batgirl movie they would need to give us the means to do it. To finish it properly with our vision.”
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Asked if they managed to hold on to any footage themselves, Bilall said that he found they could no longer access the studio’s server.
“We have nothing! Adil called me and said, ‘Go ahead shoot some things on your cell phone.’ I went on the server and everything was blocked,” he alleged.
“We were like, ‘F**king shit!'” Adil chipped in. “All the scenes with Batman in them! Shit!”


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