Is ‘Batgirl’ extra suing Warner Bros. Discovery for a life-threatening injury on set?

Uh-oh, it seems like Batgirl just can’t catch a break. There’s a fresh piece of news making the rounds, revealing that an extra from the film is now suing Warner Bros. Discovery because of a serious injury she suffered on set.

Let me introduce you to Cristina Stanovic, the unfortunate extra who was playing a bystander during the filming of Batgirl back in 2021. As part of a scene involving motorcycles with cameras mounted on them, Stanovic was struck by these vehicles, resulting in what she describes as a life-threatening set of injuries. In fact, she believes it would’ve been easier to die than to endure the subsequent treatment.

Talking to The Sun, Stanovic recounted her horrifying experience. “They had a motorcycle with cameras on top of it that was filming. I started screaming to get the attention of the paramedics as I remembered seeing an ambulance on site in the previous days,” she shared. “I lay there for almost an hour while they checked me and stabilized me. Unfortunately, I didn’t lose consciousness. The memory will forever traumatize me.”

Can you imagine the extent of her injuries? Stanovic detailed the extensive list, saying, “My femur, my tibia plateau, my pubic bone, a lot of non-displaced fractures in the pelvis, a broken thumb, and a laceration to the head. They performed femur surgery after approximately 10 hours. The procedure lasted more than five hours, and I needed five blood transfusions. I almost died.”

As a consequence of her injuries, the courageous Batgirl extra has decided to sue Warner Bros. Discovery. It’s bound to be a tough legal battle against the company’s lawyers, but our thoughts and prayers are with Cristina Stanovic for her ongoing recovery in the wake of this horrifying accident.

Will Leslie Grace Make a Comeback as Batgirl?

During the time of the Batgirl film’s cancellation, reports emerged suggesting that Warner Bros. Pictures Group co-chiefs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy are contemplating the idea of Leslie Grace reprising her role as Barbara Gordon in other DC Comics movies. However, for now, Grace’s future as Batgirl remains uncertain. Meanwhile, James Gunn and Peter Safran are busy charting out the future course of the DC Universe.

The Batgirl movie was directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, working from a script by Christina Hodson, the talented writer behind Birds of Prey and The Flash. The cast also included J. K. Simmons as James Gordon, Jacob Scipio as Anthony Bressi, Ivory Aquino as Alysia Yeoh, and Brendan Fraser as Firefly. Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson, and Ethan Kai also joined the project in undisclosed roles.