bat girl Director Bilall Fallah has revealed he went to try to retrieve footage from the canceled DC Comics movie, only to find that Warner Bros. had already removed all traces of it…
The decision by Warner Bros. Discovery to cancel the bat girl The movie sent shockwaves all over Hollywood, but those of you hoping to mount a #ReleaseTheSnyderCut-style campaign might be disappointed.
Zack Snyder managed to make frequent headlines by sharing black and white stills of his haircut. Justice League. We’ve since learned that the filmmaker essentially got away with his version of the DC Comics adaptation, but bat girl helmsmen Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi will not have the opportunity to do the same.
In the video below, Fallah confirms that they tried to recover footage from the film, only to find that it was already gone!
“No, we don’t have anything. Adil called me and said, ‘Go ahead! Shoot everything on your phone!’ I went to the server… everything was gone”, he reveals. “We were [like], ‘Holy shit!’ We do not have [even] dungeon [the scenes] with Batman in [them].”
Later the Ms. Marvel directors confirmed that the work was far from complete bat girl, explaining that they still had additional scenes to shoot. VFX was also absent, so even if they wanted to, there was no way to release (or leak) a full cut of the film starring Leslie Grace, Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser and JK Simmons.
“The guys at Warner Bros. told us it wasn’t a talent issue on our part or the actress. [Leslie Grace], or even the quality of the film. We were in the middle of editing. There was a lot of work to do, so it wasn’t like the movie was over! Warner Bros. told us the cancellation was a strategic change, a change in direction so they could save money.”
Whether you like it or not, bat girl will never see the light of day. As part of a series of cost-cutting measures, the $90 million film has been shelved and while there may be a future for Grace as Barbara Gordon, that origin story doesn’t. will never be seen. It’s a huge shame, but something the fans are powerless to change.
Check out the full interview with Fallah and El Arbi below: