Thanks to Warner Bros. Discovery shelves that Batgirl movie, we may never see anything of note from the production again. Fortunately, the people at Corridor Digital has given us a small taste of what Batgirl movie could have been with their very own “leaked” trailer.
With some excellent visual effects and costumes, Corridor’s Batgirl the trailer includes footage of Commissioner Gordon (JK Simmons), Firefly (Brendan Fraser) and Batman (Michael Keaton) taken from other films. It also ends with a bit of a meta tag that made me laugh. Check it out for yourself above! You can also watch a video explaining how Corridor made the trailer right here.
As Warner Bros. Discovery chose to pull the plug on Batgirl to take advantage of a tax write-off, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see anything from the film. In fact, the film’s director, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, were unable to keep any of the footage to themselves. The couple tried to save some recordings when they learned of the film’s fate, but the studio had already blocked it from their server. “Adil called and told me, ‘Go ahead! Shoot everything on your phone!’” Fallah explained. “I went on the server… Everything was gone. We were [like]… ‘F**ing shit!’… We didn’t [even] hold [the scenes] with Batman in it.“
Batgirl starred Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon alongside JK Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Brendan Fraser as Ted Carson/Firefly, Jacob Scipio as Anthony Bressi, Ivory Aquino as Alysia Yeoh and Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film was developed for HBO Max, but there was talk of it getting one theatrical release before the studio decided to push it into a vault. As it stands now, the only screening the film has received beyond test screenings was one last “funeral” view for the cast and crew. What did you think of Corridor’s? Batgirl trailer?