"Thank you for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, "my own damn hero!"

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Following yesterday’s cancellation of Batgirl, the film’s star, Leslie Grace, took to Instagram to speak publicly about the film being shelved.

In the post, Grace expresses how proud she is of the “incredible cast and tireless crew” who worked on the film for seven months in Scotland. Despite the film’s abrupt and disappointing cancellation, her post radiates positivity.

“I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!’”

She ends the post with “#Batgirl for life!” The Instagram post also gives some behind the scenes glimpses of personal footage and photos from the actress.

The film, which won’t be released in any way, shape, or form, was meant to showcase Michael Keaton’s return as Batman alongside Grace’s debut as Batgirl. Previously, the film had seen some trouble after Joss Whedon left the project in 2018 after not being able to come up with a story.

In May of last year, it was announced the film was headed to HBO Max with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah attached as directors. In just the last few days following the cancellation, HBO Max has seen several of its “Originals” films removed from its streaming service.

There’s a lot more to the story, so be sure to check out our write up on the film’s cancellation, why it happened, and how everyone reacted on social media to it. Not everyone was as positive as Grace.

Casey is a freelance writer for IGN. You can usually find him talking about JRPGs on Twitter at @caseydavidmt.

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