After the HBO Max Original Film, Batgirl, was surprisingly cancelled this week even though it had wrapped filming, the directors of said project have received supportive messages from fellow directors and producers.
Among the people that demonstrated solidarity to Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, you can find Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Last Night in Soho director Edgar Wright, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Batgirl was scrapped due to the new changes being implemented into Warner Bros. by their parent company, Discovery. To obtain a major tax write-off, multiple HBO Max series were canned, alongside various film projects, including the DC movie starring Leslie Grace and an animated Scooby-Doo sequel.
One the major changes coming to Warner Bros. Discovery is the merging of their two biggest streaming services: HBO Max and Discovery+. The new platform will arrive to the United States next summer, while its name hasn’t been announced yet.
Source: The Playlist