Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures Group chiefs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy are hoping to mend fences with the film’s star Leslie Grace (“In the Heights”).
As a result, they are reportedly “entertaining the possibility of having her continue to play Batgirl in a future DC film (or, at least, star in another Warner Bros. production).”
The news comes in a new DC article in the trade, which next goes on to say “Joker: Folie à Deux” is the only in the works DC film at Warners to officially have a green light at present. It will also boast a budget of $150 million, well over double that of its predecessor.
Partly it’s the cost of the film’s complicated musical sequences, mostly its pay jumps with Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips both reportedly landing $20 million paydays each while Lady Gaga is getting $10 million.
Perhaps the worrying part is what a Joker musical movie looks like.
The nagging annoyance of this Batgirl cancellation is that we don’t get to see the cameo from Michael Keaton as Batman..