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Marvel’s Kevin Feige endorses Batgirl directors after axe

DC fans and the industry alike were shocked this week when Warner Bros Discovery announced it had been scrapped bat girl complete, despite reportedly investing $90 million if not more, most post-production work was complete, and Michael Keaton returned as Batman.

Amid all the discussions about what this means for DC and Warner Bros, one of the film’s directors, Adil El Arbi, revealed that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige had reached out to him to offer his support after the message became known.

Arbi shared a screenshot of the email Feige sent both to him and to co-director Bilall Fallah, on whom he also directed episodes Mrs Miracle with, to his Instagram Stories.

Kevin Feige Email Adil El Arbi about Batgirl Axe

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“My friends, I had to get in touch with you and let you know that we are all thinking of you both. Because of the wonderful news about the wedding (Congratulations!) and the disappointing news about it bat girl‘ Feige wrote.

“Very proud of you and all the great work you are doing and very special Mrs Miracle Naturally! I can’t wait to see what’s next for you. I hope to see you soon.”

In another story, Arbi also revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy Trilogy director James Gunn and Last night in Soho‘s Edgar Wright also sent him positive messages of support.

“Your kind words and experience mean a lot and are helping us through this difficult time,” he added.

Leslie Grace wears a Batgirl costume

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Leslie Grace, who played Batgirl, also reacted to the news, stating: “I’m proud of the love, hard work and intention that all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland.

“I feel blessed to have worked under the absolute greats and built relationships throughout my life!”

The Batman is now in US and UK cinemas. The 4K Blu-ray, Standard Blu-ray and DVD of the movie are available to buy from now on.

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