Batgirl co-director has shared a behind-the-scenes photo of what would have been Michael Keaton’s return as Batman.
Earlier this week, the duo directors as well as the rest of the world was shocked when news broke from Warner Bros. announced it has shelved the anticipated Batgirl starring Leslie Grace. The duo said they were “shocked and saddened” at the news. Today, El Arbi shared an Instagram story of a photo from a scene we probably won’t ever get to see on the big screen.
Behind the scenes look at #Batgirl with Leslie Grace and Michael Keaton pic.twitter.com/B9Mxl1D80S— GVN News (@GeekVibesNews) August 5, 2022
In the Instagram story, El Arbi thanked people for all the kind words and messages. He than began to single out a couple fellow filmmakers Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy).Of course, it must be hard to see a project you’ve spent a part of your life on just go down the drain, especially one that could pushed his career forward. Another Instagram Story revealed Keaton also reached out to Arbi sending him kind words, and a autograph copy of a Batman Returns movie book.
Meanwhile, the Marvel Studios mega-producer himself Kevin Feige, who had previously worked with the duo directors on the first two episodes of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. Has shown his kind words and support. In an email. Feige wrote:
“My friends and I had to reach out and let you know we are all thinking about you both. Because of the wonderful news about the wedding (congrats!) and the disappointing news about ‘Batgirl’. Very proud of you guys for all the amazing work you do and particularly ‘Ms. Marvel’ of course! Can’t wait to see what is next for you. Hope to see you soon.”
Despite this shocking news, the studio is still moving forward with their next theatrical projects. This includesThe Flash, which will also feature Michael Keaton as Batman. The next title to soon be released is Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson, is set to premiere on October 21. You can watch the trailer below:
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