Leslie Grace, the star of the now-cancelled DC Comics movie “Batgirl,” has shared more behind-the-scenes footage of the production, nearly two months after the project was halted by Warner Bros. Discovery.
“I couldn’t resist,” Grace wrote in the description for a TikTok she posted Saturday morning. Set to Omar Apollo’s “Evergreen,” the video features footage of Grace going through various stages of production, shooting herself in the signature smokey eye makeup of a Gotham hero, rehearsing complex fight choreography, and doing a wire-assisted tumble for a blue screen. The video ends with Grace grinning, riding a mechanical rocking horse in the all-purple Batgirl costume, complete with goggles and a leather jacket.
In early August, Warner Bros. Discovery made it official that it wouldn’t release “Batgirl,” despite production having completed key photography and a significant portion of the post-production timeline. The film, which was being developed for an HBO Max release, would not be distributed theatrically or shopped to other studios, allowing the company to file a tax write-off on the project — a decision that was internally believed to make more financial sense than a commercial release.
“Querida familia! Following the recent news about our movie ‘Batgirl’, I am proud of the love, hard work and intention that all our incredible cast and tireless crew have put into this film over 7 months in Scotland,” Grace wrote on Instagram in her post. first public response to the news of the film’s cancellation, her post was accompanied by more behind-the-scenes footage from the film: “I feel blessed to have spent a lifetime working among absolute greats and forging relationships! Batgirl Fan: THANK YOU for the love and faith that allowed me to take on the cape and, as Babs put it best, “my own goddamn hero!” Bat girl for life!”