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Cast Member From The Scrapped Batgirl Movie Criticizes Warner Bros CEO For Lack Of Bravery

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A cast member from the now-scrapped Batgirl movie has publicly criticized Warner Bros CEO, David Zaslav, labeling his actions as lacking bravery.

The anticipated addition to the DC cinematic universe, Batgirl, was surprisingly axed, leaving fans and industry insiders stunned. This abrupt decision occurred despite the fact that the film was nearly ready for its premiere, hinting at a new direction for Warner Bros. The film apparently fell short during test screenings, yet the news of its cancellation created a stir because it was already close to its scheduled debut.

Amidst the backlash, a cast member from the movie has voiced their disapproval of Warner Bros’ CEO, David Zaslav. In a conversation with IndieWire, the actor chose to stay anonymous but didn’t hold back on their thoughts, expressing disappointment with the studio’s decision.

Cast Member Denounces WB

The actor’s statement read: “I find myself deeply upset by the turn of events and am sympathetic towards the directors and Leslie Grace, who were a pleasure to work alongside, as well as the crew. The journey to bring this film to life during the pandemic and the cold spells in Glasgow was no small feat.”

“To someone like Zaslav, these efforts seem insignificant. His lack of courage is staggering. I am thankful for my involvement in the project and my heart goes out to everyone associated with it, except the executives at Warner Brothers. Their tenure is always fleeting, anyway.”

These remarks were made following and in support of an article by Eric Kohn on IndieWire titled “Why Batgirl shows that filmmakers shouldn’t be Hollywood guinea pigs”.

A representative for Warner Bros commented, “Opting not to release Batgirl aligns with our revised strategy with respect to the DC universe and HBO Max. Leslie Grace is an immensely gifted actress and this decision doesn’t bear on her talent.

While Batgirl was slated for an early 2023 release and is now shelved indefinitely, other DC projects have been scrapped, although movies like The Flash are continuing as planned despite facing their own controversies.

Image Source: lev radin / Shutterstock

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