Warner Bros. scrapped ‘Batgirl’ with no future plan
It is reported that Warner Bros. and DC Films will not release Batgirl, which is currently in post-production, in any format, including in theatres.
There has been a mandate from the new WB regime to reduce feature films launching on Netflix and decide which films will be released theatrically, and insiders close to the production claim that Batgirl did not make the cut this week, in accordance with the requirement. Also, the Scooby-Doo film Scoob! : Holiday Haunt was cancelled by the studio.
Michael Keaton returns as Bruce Wayne and Leslie Grace plays the title role in the picture, which is set for release in 2023. DC Films and HBO Max are said to have axed the film because it did not fit in with their new marketing approach. From what has been seen of the early material, the studio is aiming to develop theatrical tentpoles with budgets of $90 million or more. (The budget for Batgirl was set at $70 million.)
HBO Max has undergone significant adjustments recently, and the firm expects to announce more changes during its forthcoming earnings conference later this week. The news about Batgirl initially appeared in the New York Post.