Report Wire - Kevin Feige sends Batgirl administrators Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah a supportive electronic mail after movie’s shock cancellation: ‘Thinking about you both’

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Kevin Feige sends Batgirl administrators Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah a supportive electronic mail after movie’s shock cancellation: ‘Thinking about you both’

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Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah obtained supportive messages from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and filmmakers Edgar Wright and James Gunn after their upcoming movie Batgirl was canned by Warner Bros in a transfer that despatched shockwaves via the business. Batgirl, a $90 million superhero spinoff that may’ve additionally featured Michael Keaton’s Batman, was designed as an HBO Max unique.

Adil & Bilall lately collaborated with Marvel on the Disney Plus present Ms Marvel. Adil, who discovered about Batgirl’s cancellation throughout his wedding ceremony, reposted the e-mail he and Bilall obtained from Feige. It learn: “My friends, I had to reach and let you know we are all thinking about you both. Because of the wonderful news about the wedding (congrats!) and the disappointing news about ‘Batgirl.’ Very proud of you guys are all the amazing work you do and particularly ‘Ms. Marvel’ of course! Can’t wait to see what is next for you. Hope to see you soon.”

Screenshots of Adil El Arbi’s Instagram Stories.

Adil El Arbi additionally gave a shout-out to Edgar Wright and James Gunn, and thanked them for his or her ‘kind words and experience’ which have helped them via ‘this difficult time’. Wright famously dropped out of Marvel’s Ant-Man weeks earlier than filming after growing the mission for over half-a-decade. Gunn, like Adil & Bilall, has labored on each Marvel and DC initiatives. The filmmaking duo is greatest identified in Hollywood for guiding the largest movie of 2020, Bad Boys for Life.

Warner Bros additionally axed the Max unique title Scoob!: Holiday Haunt, a sequel to the 2020 animated reboot of the Scooby Doo franchise. The movie’s co-writer, Paul Dini, wrote in a tweet that he couldn’t perceive the enterprise technique behind the movie’s cancellation, particularly because it was “95% finished” and had performed properly with take a look at audiences.

WB stated that the movies didn’t align with the studio’s content material technique going ahead, and that they won’t launch a film until they ‘believe in it’. The studio stated in an earlier assertion that Batgirl’s cancellation isn’t a mirrored image on Adil & Bilall, or star Leslie Grace’s skills and contributions.