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MCU’s Shang-Chi star Simu Liu mocks Warner Bros. discovery canning Batgirl but fans are divided over joke

MCU’s Shang-Chi star Simu Liu mocks Warner Bros. discovery canning Batgirl but fans are divided over joke

Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu is in hot waters after his harsh criticism of Warner Bros. Discovery for the Batgirl fiasco. The MCU star spoofed the DC Film’s shelving with a sarcastic tweet stating Marvel Studios has canceled the Shang-Chi Holiday Special even after filming the entire project. Is Disney taking notes from WBD? Not quite, rather it’s Liu taking a jab at the studio’s cold-hearted move to cancel the Leslie Grace starrer – which would have been one of DCEU’s first Latino-headed superhero franchises.

Liu’s jab has received mixed reactions from his fans with some coming to terms with his joke as criticism aimed at the studio while others found it offensive at a time when the Batgirl cast & crew are still reeling from the regretful news.

From the likes of Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill to Disney Plus’ What If…? writer A.C Bradley, several personalities in Hollywood have criticized Warner Bros. Discovery’s recent move to can Batgirl. Now, Joining in on the conversation is the titular star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings though his response has backfired after many took offense to his ill-timed joke. Readers can see reactions below.

To clarify, there is no Shang-Chi Holiday Special in development rather the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special from James Gunn, which will be an epilogue of Phase 4 is expected to land sometime in December this year. Though speaking of the Ten Rings user, Liu will return in the Shang-Chi sequel, currently in development with Destin Daniel Cretton, who will also reportedly helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

Batgirl movie was reportedly axed for the purpose of tax write-off and the new leadership deciding not to release the movie due to its low test screening score. Earlier today, WBD’s CEO David Zaslav provided a response to the cancellation decision suggesting the HBO Max DC movie project was not up to par in terms of the quality they aimed for.

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