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Brendan Fraser says "Batgirl" cancellation "disappointing"

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The actor was to make his DC debut in "Batgirl"
The actor was to make his DC debut in "Batgirl"

14 Sep – Brendan Fraser admitted that it was disappointing that Warner Bros. Discovery has decided to cancel its "Batgirl" movie amid filming, following a restructure by its new CEO David Zaslav.

The actor, who was asked about the cancellation during his appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival, lightheartedly began with, "Well, stop talking about it, because Gunnar Weidenfels does not want people thinking about this. That's what I read."

This was in reference to the company's Chief Financial Officer, who previously stressed that the decision was blown out of proportion by the media.

Brendan Fraser was cast to play DC supervillain Firefly
Brendan Fraser was cast to play DC supervillain Firefly

Fraser then added, "It's disappointing. The fans really wanted to see this film made. I was there - Leslie Grace is a dynamo. She's like a power q-tip. She's just goes for it. She looks great in the outfit."

"The movie itself was shot and conceived for a smaller screen. In this age that we've come out of now, between streaming service vs theatrical, it wound up being the canary in the coal mine. So, what can we learn from this? Work with trusted filmmakers, like Darren [Aronofsky]," he said.

Directed by Bilal Fallah and Adil El Arbi, the "Batgirl" movie would have seen Brendan Fraser playing the role of villain Garfield Lynns/Firefly alongside Leslie Grace as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, JK Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, and Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Leslie Grace's
Leslie Grace's "Batgirl" was shelved by Warner Bros. Discovery
Cinema Online, 14 September 2022

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