Brendan Fraserfresh off the ovation received at the 79th Venice Film Festival for her role in the acclaimed film The whale by Darren Aronofsky, spoke for the first time about the controversial cancellation of bat girl.
The late DC cinecomic would reunite a well-respected cast with Leslie Grace in the role of the protagonist, Michael Keaton for the first time as Batman in thirty years, and Fraser himself as the film’s announced villain, the incendiary Firefly. However, after the merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery, a new direction took place in the major, which decided that the film could not fit into the new vision envisioned for the characters under the DC brand.
In recent days, the issue has been brought up again by Discovery’s chief financial officer, Gunnar Wiedenfels, who returned to talk about the controversial decision to scrap the film once the work was completed. The 53-year-old actor, for his part, took a strong position defending the work of colleagues during an interview granted to Variety on the occasion of its presence at the Toronto International Film Festival. In this regard, Fraser was able to state:
“Well, stop talking about it just because Gunnar Wiedenfels doesn’t want people to stop thinking about it, that’s what I read…it’s disappointing. Fans really wanted to see this movie. Leslie Grace is a force. The film was shot and designed for a smaller screen. In this era of being distributed on both streaming services and theaters, it ended up being the classic canary in the coal mine. What have we learned from this? Working with trusted directors, like Darren“.
You can see HERE the intervention of the actor during the video interview of Variety.
Brendan Fraser is currently making a comeback with his role in The whale, where he plays the role of a severely obese man. The film received a 6-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, during which the actor barely held back tears. Her performance in the new film by Darren Aronofsky places him as one of the most credible nominees for the upcoming Oscars, tied with Hugh Jackman seen in The son And Colin Farrel seen in The spirits of the islandother works presented at the Lagoon Festival and acclaimed by the public.
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