The directors of ‘Batgirl‘ revealed to Skript that they lost access to all footage from the movie that was dropped. Second Bella Fallahas soon as the cancellation was announced, the also director Adil El Arbi told him to record some scenes on his cell phone, but they no longer had access to the materials.
“We have nothing from the film (…). When I went to look at the server, everything had already been removed. We thought: ‘shit!’. We didn’t even get the Batman scenes.”said El Arbi.
Even so, it is unclear if the content was actually deleted from the servers, or if the filmmakers were revoked. During the interview, the duo also revealed that the cancellation happened in the middle of the editing process and that, according to Warner, it was not a matter of the quality of the material, but rather a “new strategy”.
It is worth remembering that the cancellation of ‘Batgirl‘ was announced in early August, amid a revamping of the company following the Warner and Discovery merger. At the time, the filmmakers revealed that they were “shocked” with the decision, and received support from other professionals in the area, such as James Gunn, Edgar Wright e Kevin Feige.
In addition to Leslie Grace e Fraserthe cast would still have Michael Keaton (Batman), J. K. Simmons (James Gordon), Jacob Scipio (Anthony Bressi), Ivory Aquino (Alysia Yeoh), Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson e Ethan Kai.
Christina Hodson signed the script, while Adil El Arbi e Billal Fallah (‘Bad Boys For Life’) were in charge of directing.