Batgirl Directors Address The Film’s Surprise Cancellation In New Video

Warner Bros. made headlines earlier this month for its shelving bat girl, his film which was to bring Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (Leslie Grace) into the modern DC film universe. The move surprised fans, especially since the project had already finished principal photography and was in full post-production. The film’s makers, Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, spoke out on social media about the decision and how they were personally barred. bat girl images once the cancellation is made public. In a recent video posted to their Instagram accounts, Fallah and El Arbi shed light on the circumstances surrounding the cancellation, including their efforts to try to save some of the footage to their phones as a backup.

“I was in Tetouan to visit the grave of my grandfather and my grandmother,” Fallah explained. “When I was leaving I took my phone and saw a lot of messages. I got a call and they said ‘bat girl is made.'”

“I was in Tangier, in a hotel, on my honeymoon with my wife,” repeated El Arbi. “All of a sudden I got a phone call. During that time I was getting all these messages and they were saying they were going to kill the movie. When I heard that I was shocked because I I didn’t even know that was a possibility. It felt like we were writing movie history right there. I immediately called our editor Martin Walsh and said, ‘Yo, you gotta save that shit. Save it! Copy the movie!”

“Then Adil called me and said ‘Shoot your phone!'” Fallah continued. “I went to the server, and everything was blocked.”

“I apologize, it’s not the right thing to do,” admitted El Arbi. “But I was freaking out, you know. It’s not okay to hack. It was just ‘What are you doing? To see that the movie was gone and we didn’t have access to the footage or that we weren’t able to see it again for ourselves, it was just hard enough.”

The duo also gave some insight into the state of the film itself, with the project seemingly together enough to exist at recent “funeral screenings” for cast and crew, but there’s still a long way to go. it is really complete.

“The movie wasn’t even finished,” El Arbi revealed. “There was still a long way to go. There was a lot of work to do…We were just starting to really move forward with post-production.”

“There was no VFX, scenes were missing,” Fallah added. “We were missing reshoots.”

bat girl was directed by Fallah and Adil El Arbi, with a screenplay written by Christina Hodson. The film would have starred Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, with JK Simmons reprising his role as Commissioner James Gordon and Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Brendan Fraser as Firefly, Ivory Aquino as Alysia Yeoh and Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai have also joined the cast in currently unknown roles.

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