Batgirl movie canceled by Warner Bros., though almost ready: report
bat girl, the next live-action movie from DC Comics, has been canceled. An exclusive report from The Wrap has confirmed that Warner Bros. scrapped the $90 million (roughly Rs. 708 crore) film, marking it dead. bat girl was in its final stages of post-production and was originally slated to drop this year. But now DC Films has changed course, deciding not to release it theatrically or on the HBO Max streaming service. The film stars Leslie Grace in the title role of Barbara Gordon.
According to a statement to The Wrap, Warner Bros.’ The decision was a “strategic shift” and had nothing to do with Grace’s performance as Batgirl. “Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actress and this decision does not reflect her performance. We are extremely grateful to the filmmakers of bat girl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective cast members and we hope to collaborate with everyone again in the near future,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said. Pictures.
A New York Post report, however, claims that bat girl took a drug test and came out with a negative reception. The film was billed as “unsalvageable”, according to one of their top sources. Warner Bros. also decided to put Scoob! Holiday Haunt, a sequel to the 2020 CGI-based film that evokes Shaggy’s childhood. Both films will no longer be shown in an effort to cut costs. Insiders say big-budget movies made for streaming no longer make financial sense under new management, led by Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav. Discovery.
bat girl was in its concept phase in 2017, when Joss Whedon (The Avengers) was hired to write and direct. The project quickly went into limbo with the departure of Whedon, making way for Chistina Hodson (Birds of Prey) as screenwriter in 2019. Directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were eventually recruited and reached the post production. before Warner Bros. decides to actually put it on hold.
The now canceled bat girl starred Grace as the titular vigilante, JK Simmons (Whiplash) as James Gordon, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) as Firefly, Michael Keaton (birdman) reprising his 90s Batman, and Jacob Scipio as Anthony Bressi.
bat girl will no longer be released in theaters or on HBO Max.
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