- Warner Bros. Discovery announced on Thursday that they would be scrapping the $90 million dollar “Batgirl” movie after months of being in post-production.
- “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu tweeted a joke in response to the news, and some social media users have called him out for being insensitive.
- The users pointed out that the parody seemeds to be mocking Warner Bros. Discovery for canceling the movie, while others saidy the tweet was insensitive to those in the film industry who worked hard on the project only to see it crumble.
Simu Liu is embroiled in controversy after tweeting a joke in response to Warner Bros.’ cancellation of the “Batgirl” movie.
Principal photography for “Batgirl” had already wrapped up in March when it was announced on Thursday that the production company would be scrapping the $90 million dollar project. The movie, which would have starred Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon, was originally slated to be part of the lineup for HBO Max’s original DC Extended Universe films.
HBO Max’s upcoming “Batgirl” movie is currently looking to cast a trans Asian American woman for a supporting role.
Ella Jay Basco, a young Filipina-Korean actress, is playing Batgirl in the upcoming DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film “Birds of Prey”.
Officially titled “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)”, the Warner Bros’ movie will be a Harley Quinn spinoff starring Margot Robbie with filmmaker Cathy Yan directing.