Anticipation for the Batgirl movie has been building for months. The film, which stars Leslie Grace as Barabara Gordon aka Batgirl, also marked the return of Michael Keaton as Bruce Waine and J.K.

Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. It was set to introduce Brendan Fraser as its villain, Firefly, but best of all the film was going to feature its first-ever trans character, Alysia Yeo played by trans actor Ivory Aquino.With a lineup like that, what’s not to love?When news broke Tuesday that the film, despite being essentially completed, had been shelved, it sent shock waves through the fandom and Hollywood.

The film was presumably heading to HBO Max later this year and had made it as far as test screenings, but now it will never see the light of day.