The film focuses on DC Comics’ female counterpart to “Batman” and was slated for release on its HBO Max streaming platform this year. (Watch the video below.)
“It’s an incredibly bad look to cancel the Latina Batgirl movie,” Smith said on her “Hollywood Babble-On” YouTube series. “I don’t care if the movie was absolute fucking shit – I guarantee you it wasn’t. The two directors [Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah] who made this movie did some episodes of ‘Ms. Marvel,” and it was a fucking wonderful show, and they had more money to do “Batgirl” than they had to do an episode of “Ms. Marvel.”
The network says the permanent “sidelining” was part of its new leadership strategy and not a reflection on the “incredibly talented” Grace.
Asked why the film was killed off, the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav told Deadline, “We’re not going to release a movie until it’s ready.”
Grace tried to stay positive in the wake of the news, praising the cast and crew, and thanking all of her “Batgirl” fans.