Leslie Grace Gives BTS Glimpse Of Canceled ‘Batgirl’ Film

Leslie Grace shared a video in which she can be seen working through different stages of the production of Batgirl.

Batgirl has reportedly been cancelled, and the actress, Leslie Grace, reminisced her experience filming the movie. Grace took to her social media and posted a compilation of behind-the-scenes footage from the now-cancelled film. Grace was in the role of Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl with Bad Boys for Life directors, before the project was shelved last month.

In the latest clip, the actress can be seen working through different stages of production from getting her makeup done with the superhero’s smokey eye signature to displaying her martial art skills on set to falling from a high ceiling with assisted wires. The end of the video featured Grace sporting the superhero costume with a big smile. Alongside the BTS video, the actress penned, “I couldn’t resist…”

Previously, Grace reacted in a candid Instagram post shortly after it was reported that the in-the-works DC Comics film would no longer be released. She shared a series of photos and videos from the Batgirl set. Leslie penned a lengthy note in the caption saying, “Querida familia! On the heels of the recent news about our movie Batgirl, I am proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland.”

Grace continued her caption noting, “I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan… THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!'” Concluding her post, she added, “#Batgirl for life!”

Last month, multiple media outlets revealed that Batgirl, which was intended for an HBO Max debut, had been scrapped entirely, with no plans for it to be released on any platform, including streaming or theatres. The film initially received a $75 million production budget but became a $90 million project, partially due to COVID-related delays, according to Variety.

The outlet also reported that the film had finished principal photography earlier this year and was already in post-production. Meanwhile, sources revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the film was a casualty of a new corporate strategy from Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who the publication said “opted to shelve the project in order to take a tax write-down” on the movie.

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