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Batgirl directors ‘grieved and shocked’ after Warner Bros

Batgirl’s directors said they were “deeply saddened and shocked” that Warner Bros. had scrapped the film months before it was released.

dil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah shared a joint statement on Instagram saying they wish fans could have “a chance to see and embrace the final film for themselves”.

The DC film, which stars Hollywood stars like Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser, JK Simmons and Leslie Grace, was shot in Glasgow.

Production costs are estimated at $70 million (£57.6 million) and the film is slated for a late 2022 release.

Test screenings AFter, the studio has decided to halt production altogether, and it will no longer appear in theaters or on the HBO Max streaming service, according to US outlets.

It comes after a number of cast and crew members including Grace and co-star Ethan Kai, as well as the directors, were filmed in Scotland.

El Arbi and Fallah said: “We are saddened and shocked by this news. We still can’t believe it.

“As directors, it is important that our work is shown to audiences, and while the film is far from complete, we hope that fans around the world will have a chance to see and receive the final film. Maybe one day they will lose Allah (God willing).

“Our amazing cast and crew did a fantastic job and worked hard to bring Batgirl to life.

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The DC film, set to star Hollywood stars like Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser and JK Simmons, was shot entirely in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA)

“We are forever grateful to have been a part of that team. It has been a dream to work with such great actors as Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Jacob Scipio, Corey Johnson, Rebecca Front and especially the great Leslie Grace, who portrayed Batgirl with so much passion, dedication and humanity. “

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They added: “In any case, being huge fans of Batman since we were kids, it is a privilege and an honor to be part of the DCEU, even if it was just a brief moment,” and signed their statement “Batgirl For Life.”

In January, the Trongate area of ​​Glasgow was converted into Gotham City by builders with changes made to the shopping façade and police cars.

Batgirl do focuses on Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham police commissioner Jim Gordon.

DC has been contacted for comment.

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