Per News Reelz:
I guess Warner Bros. still can’t get it together when it comes to DC Entertainment. It is being reported that the Batgirl movie has been axed and that will not premiere on any platform at the studio — neither theatrically nor on HBO Max.
The $90 million production — starring Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) and directed by Bad Boys for Life and Ms. Marvel filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah — was greenlit in 2021 as part of a company-wide effort at Warner Bros. to create feature films specifically for HBO Max. That being said, there is a new corporate regime at Warner Bros. Discovery has pivoted the company’s priorities back to theatrical features, leaving Batgirl without a proper home.
What’s interesting is that it won’t premiere on HBO Max either, despite the studio saying the shelving of the project has nothing to do with the quality of the film. They say the decision was made because they want their future projects to be on a “blockbuster scale” and I guess Batgirl isn’t that. The $90 million budget for Batgirl was largely due to COVID-related delays and protocols.
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