Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have released a statement following the film’s cancellation by Warner Bros.On Tuesday (August 2), the studio abruptly axed the film and announced it would no longer be released on streaming service HBO Max as originally intended.The project, which was in post-production after filming concluded in March this year, is reported to have been cancelled due to new management at Warner Bros.
Discovery who pivoted back to making DC films at a blockbuster scale. Batgirl, with a modest budget of $90million, was pitched to be screened exclusively in homes on HBO Max.In a joint statement on Instagram released on Wednesday (August 3), El Arbi and Fallah said they were “shocked” by the cancellation.A post shared by Adil El Arbi (@adilelarbi)“We are saddened and shocked by the news,” the post reads. “We still can’t believe it.
As directors, it is critical that our work be shown to audiences, and while the film was far from finished, we wish that fans all over the world would have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film themselves.
Maybe one day they will insha’Allah.“Our amazing cast and crew did a tremendous job and worked so hard to bring Batgirl to life.Read more on nme.com