Leslie Grace takes to social media to share footage from her scrapped film bat girl. Last month, Warner Bros. announced that he would not release the superhero film, in which Grace played the lead role alongside co-stars such as Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser.
The In the heights star, 27, shared a video montage on his TikTok account of Omar Apollo’s song “Evergreen.” The 15-second video showed Grace getting ready for the action role, from rehearsing a fight scene to falling off a ledge while tied to wires, to sitting in the chair of makeup. There were also scenes of her wearing her Batgirl costume, riding a rocking horse while smiling brightly.
“Couldn’t resist,” Grace captioned the video.
In the comments, Grace received support from fans and friends that her work on the film will not see the light of day.
“My heart is broken – you are amazing and your hard work deserves to be seen!” a commenter wrote.
“Protesting that you are getting vaccinated again. I was so sad to hear the news,” another shared.
In August, Grace spoke about Warner Bros.’ decision. to drop the film before it’s finished, Yahoo Entertainment previously reported.
“In the wake of recent news, about our film bat girlI am proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our amazing actors and tireless crew put into this film over seven months in Scotland,” she wrote. In the process!”
The Dominican-American star concluded by promising to take advice from her character, also known as Barbara Gordon.
“To all Batgirl fans – THANK YOU for the love and belief that allowed me to take the course and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own hero!'” Grace wrote. . “#Batgirl for life!”
Grace wasn’t the only film star to speak out. Ivory Aquino, who was cast as Gordon’s best friend, Singaporean transgender bartender Alysia Yeoh, wrote an open letter to the Warner Bros. executive. Discovery’s David Zaslav took to Twitter to share his “sorrow” over the film’s cancellation.
Following the announcement in early August that Warner Bros. would not release the film, the Belgian production team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who were leading the project, revealed that they no longer had access to any footage from the film.
“No, we don’t have anything,” the duo told SKRIPT, with Fallah mentioning that his co-director suggested he belatedly try recording footage from the film on his smartphone. “Adil called me and said, ‘Go ahead, take pictures with your cell phone.’ I went to the server and everything was blocked.”
The film had a budget of $75 million which rose to $90 million after COVID delays. While originally slated to premiere on HBO Max, the studio decided not to complete the film after receiving low scores during an early test screening and a strategic shift in production from original films to substantial budget for the streaming service, Yahoo Entertainment previously reported.
It was also reported by Variety this shelf bat girl allowed Warner Bros. to levy a tax reduction on production.