Even though Warner Bros. Discovery has decided not to release the Batgirl movie, directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah would be willing to work on a DC movie if the opportunity arose. Speaking with THR, the directors of Bargirl they set out their very reasonable conditions to return to the studio.
“Yes, we would continue to work with them,” Fallah said. “But on the condition that the movie comes out. I mean, if Warner says, ‘Do you want to do the next Batman or Superman?’ then of course we’ll say yes. As long as the movie comes out.”
Batgirl was one of the victims of cost-cutting measures taken by David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, last August. According to industry sources, the Batgirl film was at risk of failing to recoup its budget, prompting the company to use the Batgirl production as a tax deduction.
The new director of DC Studios, James Gunn, has been in contact with the directors of Batgirl, and Arbi has stated that the meetings have actually occurred. Gunn is working with Peter Safran on creating the “greatest DC story ever told across multiple motion pictures, television series, and animation projects,” so no doubt there would be enough work to hand out if both parties were interested in working together again.
El Arbi and Fallah had already spoken about their reactions to the cancellation: “First, when I heard the news, I was stunned, I didn’t know how to react… I wanted to break things, cry and even laugh. I wanted to break things, cry , even laugh. I thought: ‘This can not be’ “.
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