Brendan Fraser talks the Batgirl cancelation


While he hadn’t discussed it before now, it seems Brendan Fraser has some thoughts on the cancelation of Batgirl, as well as what it taught him about who he should work with.

While the Batgirl cancelation has been commented on by nearly everyone, one person we hadn’t heard from yet was Brendan Fraser. The actor is going through a bit of a renaissance at the moment thanks to his new film, Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. Next, he was starring as Firefly in the upcoming DC film, but thanks to the cancelation of the release, that will no longer be the case.

Speaking to Variety at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor was asked about his thoughts on what happened with Batgirl.

“The fans really wanted to see this film made,” said Fraser. “Leslie Grace is a dynamo. The movie was shot and conceived for a smaller screen. In this age that we’ve come out of now between streaming service versus theatrical release, it wound up being the canary in the coal mine. What did we learn from this? Work with trusted filmmakers, like Darren.”

This has been a lot of speculation from analysts that Warner Bros. Discovery’s choice to shelve the film for a tax break could potentially damage its relationship with actors and filmmakers. With one of the actors directly impacted by the decision now saying a similar comment, one has to wonder if this may truly be an issue we’ll be facing in the next few years. We’ll just have to wait and see, but it seems that the fallout of the Batgirl situation may not be fully known for some time to come.



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