The directors of Batgirl have spoken out this evening following the shock news of the film's cancellation.

In a joint statement on Instagram, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah shared their dismay at the decision in a post that read: "We are saddened and shocked by the news.

"As directors, it is critical that our work be shown to audiences, and while the film was far from finished, we wish that fans all over the world would have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film themselves.

"Maybe one day they will insha’Allah,” 

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Going on to thank their cast and crew for a 'tremendous job' they continued: "It was a dream to work with such fantastic actors... especially the great Leslie Grace who portrayed Batgirl with so much passion, dedication and humanity.

"It was a privilege and an honour to have been a part of the DCEU, even if it was for a brief moment.

"Batgirl for life."

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The DC film, which was set to feature Hollywood stars Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser, JK Simmons and Leslie Grace, was filmed largely around Glasgow's Merchant City.

Production reportedly cost an estimated 70 million dollars (£57.6 million) with the film scheduled for release in late 2022.

However, news that the production was being shelved by Warner Bros broke late last night after the film was said to have received a poor response from test screenings.