“Batgirl was not shown in its best light”: Brendan Fraser cash on the cancellation of the superhero film – Actus Ciné

Brendan Fraser, who was to play a famous super-villain from the DC universe in “Batgirl”, returned to the cancellation of the film and the origin story of his character.

Batgirl is an almost finished film that we will never see. Leslie Grace played the heroine, with Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, and JK Simmons that of Commissioner Gordon, whom he held in Zack Snyder’s films. Brendan Fraser (who already voices Robotman in the DC series Doom Patrol), was to play the supervillain Firefly.

It was precisely Fraser who spoke at the microphone of the Howard Stern Show to discuss his experience on the film and the fate of the feature film, currently kept in a safe and which the distributor Warner refuses to release:


Brendan Fraser

“[Les réalisateurs] Adil [El Arbi] and Bilal [Fallah]who made the movie Bad Boys [3] are very good at blowing everything up and love to do it. Using real fire effects, blowing things up, they love it, and Firefly is right in their fold.”

While emphasizing that he found it excellent to have chosen the city of Glasgow in Scotland to represent Gotham City, the actor returned to the origin story of his character in this film that we will never see a priori. :

It was the story of a former soldier whose income is cut off, who is extremely upset against the system and who decides to burn everything down to the smallest ashes. That’s all you need to know. He’s a supervillain you sympathize with. (…) I enjoyed playing it.

As for what the movie was worth, Fraser hasn’t seen it himself, but knows a ton of people who attended the screening that sealed Batgirl’s fate:

According to him, the film “was shown at an ordinary test screening in its director’s cut which was a rough cut. [Il] was not finished. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t eat a half-baked cake. I don’t want to see anything that isn’t ready. What is sad is that I don’t know if it was judged on its merits. He hasn’t been shown in his best light.”

Warner Bros.


A sacrificial film? In any case, one of the new heads of the DC universe, Peter Safran, judges that the film he saw was “insortable” and adds that his hierarchy was right to cancel it because “he would have hurt DC. And hurt the people he involves”.

The fate of Batgirl therefore seems definitively settled. Do you think the Warner studio will stay on its position and keep the images (of which it is the sole owner) secret? Do you keep a little hope counting on a leak of new content reviving the expectation around the film? Your keyboards !

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