one of the stars of bat girl It talks about the future of recently shelved superhero movies. Actress and outspoken transgender activist Ivory Aquino has written an open letter to Warner Bros. Discovery head David Zaslav. hollywood reporter A “funeral screening” of the unfinished film was held at a Warner Bros. lot before the footage was placed in the studio’s vault, presumably destroyed.
“As one of the many people who put their hearts into making this film, I ask that you reconsider this action,” Aquino wrote, noting that Warner has used existing footage to secure a tax credit for the canceled film. Mentioned a proposal that it might be scrapped. manufacturing. “As much as I’ve been doing my best to stay strong over the past few weeks, I’ve been crying because I don’t have a better term for my grief. Tonight was one such night.
Directed by Belgian collaborators Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallah, bat girl Leslie Grace stars as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice When Justice League) follows Firefly (Brendan Fraser), a fire-breathing villain who joins the ranks of caped crusades, including Michael Keaton’s vintage Batman, after dark in Gotham City. Aquino played Alicia Yeo, a transgender Singaporean bartender and Barbara’s best friend who made her comic debut in 2011.
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Aquino said he was born in the Philippines people In 2017, she discovered she was transgender as a child and transitioned in 2005. After moving to America to pursue her music degree, she launched her acting career instead, giving a critically acclaimed performance in her miniseries ABC. When We Rising and Netflix’s Tales of the City. bat girl It marked her DC Extended Universe debut and promised to be one of the most diverse DC adaptations to date.
Not surprisingly, that versatility has caused a minority of comic book fans a voice to regularly oppose takes on so-called “awakened” popular superheroes. Directly referring to the reaction, he wrote: The actress also revealed her strong personal connection to El Albi and the story she hoped Farah would tell.
“Above all, my father passed away a year ago, right before I booked this project, so it’s a father-daughter story that hits close to home,” she revealed. I wanted it to resonate with other children around the world, both grown and not-so-grown, who respect their fathers the most and see Batgirl as the story of that special bond. He added that he spoke with Grace the day word arrived that the film had been shelved.[She] I had nothing but words of comfort and support. I dared not ask if she spent the night holding back her tears like we did, she steered our film. “
what will happen next bat girlExisting footage of has been the subject of much speculation. The film was in post-production when Zaslav scrapped the film, and the studio announced that he would be taking a tax break on the $90 million project. In a recent interview with his SKRIPT YouTube channel in France, El Arbi and Fallah revealed that they were unable to access any of the material after an unsuccessful attempt to record it with their mobile phone. “[Batgirl] We cannot release it in its current state,” said El Arbi.So if [Warners] wanted to release bat girl Movies have to give us the means to do that. Our vision is to get it right. “
In a letter to Zaslav, Aquino gently asked the filmmakers to consider providing those means. bat girl Could live to fight another day. “A month ago, bat girlI hope you read this letter.consider release bat girlShe’s always been the underdog and has no choice but to move up. “