An action scene from the canceled Batgirl movie has made its way online courtesy of the best friend of Barbara Gordon, trans actress Ivory Quino.
Aquino shared the footage on Twitter which reveals Batgirl doing a back flip from above and landing with the help of a Christmas tree.
“Just.. WOWWW,” tweeted Aquino. “@EmelyTKD @lesliegrace you make a great tandem fo sure.”
Ivory Aquino wants Batgirl released
Warner Bros. Discovery and CEO David Zaslav canceled the Batgirl movie prior to it being finished.
“There was still a long way to go. There was a lot of work to be done. There was no VFX. There were scenes that were missing and reshoots,” stated directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah in a recent video they posted to Instagram that offered Batgirl won’t be canceled.
Ivory Aquino, who played Alysia Yeoh, the best friend of Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, also called out Zaslav in a series of social media posts.
“@WBD Dear Mr. Zaslav, I just read an article @THR about supposed ‘funeral screenings’ of #Batgirl and the possibility afterwards that the film footage would be destroyed.. if this is the case, as one of many who poured our hearts into the making of this movie, I ask that this measure be reconsidered,” she said.
“As much as I’ve tried my best to be strong these past few weeks, I’d find myself crying, for lack of a better term, from grief, and tonight was one of those nights. As much as Batgirl has been labeled a woke film, it simply came together that way because of writing that reflects the world we live in,” she said.
Aquino continued, “For me, more than anything, it is a father-daughter story which hits close to home as my Dad passed a year ago, shortly before I booked this project, and I was hoping it would resonate with other children around the world, grown and not-so-grown, who hold their fathers in the highest esteem and who could see Batgirl as a story of that special bond.”
Aquino also said, “If a month ago, there wasn’t a marketing budget for Batgirl, I’d venture to say that that has been taken care of by the turn of events these past few weeks. We’ve been fortunate to have such amazing supporters since the beginning, from Glasgow where we filmed and from all over the world. Now, more people know about our labor of love and are eager to see the movie. I do hope you get to read this letter. Consider releasing Batgirl. She’s always been an underdog and has nowhere to go but up.”