Somebody’s Lying: The Batgirl Controversy

As most people who care about such things are probably aware, when Warner Bros was rechristened Warner Bros Discovery, the new owners made cutting costs a priority.

One way doing so is cancelling various projects, such as Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Batgirl, which saved the studio $90 million.

Though recently James Gunn, the co-head of DC Studios, came out and said, having seen the movie – which was perhaps 80-90 percent complete – that cancelling it was the right move since to release it would have damaged the DC brand (and seeing what Zach Snyder, and later Walter Hamada, did I can see why Gunn would be concerned).

Though Leslie Grace, the star of the aborted movie, has not only seen it, but starred in it, and she described it as ‘incredible.’

To be honest I have no idea who’s telling the truth, but the thing is, I assume that it wasn’t great – especially having seen El Arbi and Fallah’s Bad Boys For Life (2020), which was oddly amateurish at points – though that’s not the same thing as ‘unreleasable.’

Which leads me to suspect that maybe Leslie Grace might be closer to reality/the truth.


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