The news that Warner Bros. cancelled Batgirl hasn’t stopped people from talking. As the awards season gets begun, the movie’s cast is giving their own unique responses to fans’ questions about the film’s cancellation. Brendan Fraser termed it “disappointing” at the Toronto International Film Festival, but Michael Keaton, the former Batman, replied to it backstage at Monday night’s Emmy Awards by calling it a “business choice” on WB’s behalf.
For his role as Dr Samuel Finnix in Hulu’s Dopesick, Keaton won his first Emmy in the category of Best Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series.
Leslie Grace was originally cast to play Barbara Gordon, the first Afro-Latina Batgirl, but Keaton reportedly said, “I think it was a business decision. I’m going to assume it was a good one.” Warner Bros Discovery’s new regime under David Zaslav cancelled the $90 million feature last month for tax reasons, shocking the industry and fans alike. This was one of several features cancelled by the management, including the animated features Batman: Caped Crusader and ‘Scoob! : Holiday Haunt,’ among others.
Keaton’s return as the caped crusader would have replaced Ben Affleck’s iteration as the main Batman of the DC Extended Universe, but after a switch in the release slate of these movies, Momoa took to Instagram to reveal the return of his Justice League co-star in Aquaman ahead of Keaton’s return.