bat girl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah claimed they could no longer access footage from the film.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Warner Bros. Discovery had shelved the film after its release on HBO Max.
“The Warners guys told us it wasn’t a talent issue on our part or the actress, or even the quality of the film,” El Arbi said. SCRIPT. “They told us it was a strategic change. There was new management and they wanted to save money.
Fallah added: “First, when I heard the news, I was shocked, I didn’t know how to react. I wanted to break things, cry, even laugh. I was like, ‘That’s not happening.’
The directors took to a growing social media movement that spread the word to #ReleaseBatgirl, but said they couldn’t access the footage to complete it properly.
“[Batgirl] cannot be released in its current state,” El Arbi said. “Before it was ever published, there would still be a lot of work to do. Just like the Snyder Cup. There is no VFX, we still had to shoot some scenes.
“So if [Warner Bros. Discovery] wanted us to release the bat girl movie they would need to give us the means to do it, to finish it properly with our vision.
Fallah explained: “We have nothing. Adil called me and said, “Film everything on your phone. I went to the server, and everything was blocked.
El Arbi recalled, “We were like, ‘Holy shit! All scenes with Batman in it! Shit!'”
Warner Bros. Discovery has yet to respond to the filmmakers’ claims – this story will be updated accordingly.
bat girl Star Leslie Grace, who played the title character, said she was “proud of the love, hard work and intention of all of our amazing actors and tireless crew”.
She added: “Every bat girl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, which allowed me to take the course and become, as Babs said it best, “my own fucking hero!” bat girl for life!”