Brendan Fraser has praised the talents of Batgirl co-star Leslie Grace following the movie's shock cancellation by Warner Bros.
The superhero movie was filmed as part of the extended DC Extended Universe and was actually near completion before Warner Bros. decided to pull the plug.
Speculation has been rife as to why it has been canceled, with the general assumption being that Warner Bros. pulled the plug as a tax write-off due to a change in strategy within the studio.
Michael Keaton filmed scenes to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman, while Fraser portrayed supervillain Firefly.
The decision by the studio naturally left everyone involved in the production extremely disappointed, no more so than the star, Grace.
She has received some words of encouragement from Fraser, though, who believes his co-star has a great career ahead.
"Leslie Grace is her namesake. She’s dynamic," The Whale star told The PopVerse.
"She gave a great performance. She’s a stone-cold professional. You’re going to see more from her. And I’m looking forward to it."
Batgirl movie completely deleted
One of the directors of Batgirl, Bilall Falah, has revealed how he attempted to salvage footage of his project before discovering Warner Bros. had deleted it completely.
He and directing partner partner Adil El Arbi found out the movie had been canceled just like everyone else when the news circulated online.
Fallah says he tried to save what he could from the film, but the studio had already deleted everything.
In an interview with Skript, he said:
"No, we have nothing. Adil called and told me, 'Go ahead! Shoot everything on your phone!' I went on the server... Everything was gone. We were ... 'F**ing shit!'... We did not keep with Batman in it."