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Brendan Fraser Shares Production Details On WB’s Cancelled Batgirl Movie

Brendan Fraser, who would play the villain Firefly in Warner Bros.’s Batgirl. Discovery, shares some BTS details about the unreleased DC movie.

batgirl actor Brendan Fraser gives BTS details about the unreleased DC movie. Fraser, who has been the subject of recent hype for his turn in Darren Aronofsky’s The whale, was set to star in batgirl as the villain, Firefly. The film would have served as the first major DC movie with that particular Batman villain. Unfortunately, anticipation for the film was cut short when Warner Bros. Discovery deleted it while it was already in post-production. The studio has chosen not to release batgirl as a tax write-off, stressing that the decision had nothing to do with the talented cast and crew.


Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who previously collaborated on Mrs. Marvel, Batgirl Leslie Grace would have starred as the titular heroine. Since it was locked up, several details about the canceled movie have surfaced, including a short behind-the-scenes clip of Batgirl and Firefly in a fight scene, cast by Grace. The film’s stars haven’t been quiet about their frustrations over the cancellation, and Fraser is one of many to express their disappointment before.

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Now more details have emerged about batgirl‘s production. While speaking with Variety, Fraser offers some production details on: bat girl. The actor praises Grace’s performance and reveals that the film… “the antithesis of doing a straightforward digital all-green screen,” citing the inclusion of real-life elements such as flamethrowers. Check out what Fraser has to say below:

It’s tragic. It doesn’t inspire confidence in filmmakers and the studio. Leslie Grace was fantastic. She is a dynamo, just a perfect performer. Everything we shot was real and exciting and just the antithesis of doing a straight forward digital all green screen. They had fire trucks driving through Glasgow city center at 3am and had flamethrowers. It was a big budget movie, but one that was stripped down to the essentials.

Could Leslie Grace’s Batgirl Ever Make An Onscreen Appearance?

Fraser’s comments reveal: batgirl would have set itself apart from a recent Marvel Cinematic Universe fare by opting against the use of excessive CGI (at least in Fraser’s scenes), a choice that would likely have won over many fans of the superhero genre who are tired of acting on a green screen. Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to write the $90 million batgirl film out for tax purposes is not irreversible, so it’s possible batgirl could finally see the light of day. The film could also be leaked to the internet at some point, given the many sneak peeks of footage that have made their way online since its cancellation.

Grace’s Batgirl could also appear in a future DC Extended Universe movie. Although it is a pity that Grace is solobatgirl movie has been shelved, fans of the character may have plenty of opportunities to see her suit in one of DC’s many upcoming projects. batgirl was originally supposed to take place after the events of The flash, so projects released after that movie warner bros. Discovery the ability to use Batgirl if she fits into the story. HBO Max is coming black canary film, which has not yet entered production, could be the perfect place to introduce Grace’s batgirl in the DCEU.

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Source: Variety

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