It has been explained by Warner Bros why Batgirl’s film was canceled. It came under fire this week after the studio announced it was shelving the movie despite completing its $90m shoot earlier this year. Leslie Grace, who starred as Barbara Gordon in the film, and Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who directed it, expressed shock at the news in a statement.
In a statement at the time, Warner Bros said that the decision was a reflection of its strategic shift regarding the DC universe and HBO Max”.She is an incredibly talented actor, and this decision does not reflect her performance.
However, during the Warner Bros Discovery‘s Q2 earnings call on Thursday, Variety reports that CEO David Zaslav elaborated upon why Batgirl was canceled.“I won’t release a movie until it’s ready,” Zaslav said. “I won’t release a movie to make a quarter, and I won’t release a movie unless I believe in it.”
To replicate Marvel Studios’ success, Zaslav said Warner Bros. would hire a team of people to create a “10-year plan focusing exclusively on DC.” These brands are known everywhere in the world,” he said of Batman and Wonder Woman. Additionally, we will emphasize quality.
DC is something we could make better and we’re now focused on it.”It appears that Zaslav’s remarks confirm The New York Post’s claims that Batgirl was scrapped as “irredeemable” after negative test results. As well, it corroborates The Wrap’s report of Zaslav feeling Batgirl while being planned for a theatrical release, isn’t the cinematic event film they want their DC movies to be.
Keaton reprises his role as Bruce Wayne in the film, having played the role in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns. On Warner Bros’ earnings call, Zaslav broke Warner Bros’ silence about the release plans for The Flash despite the many controversies surrounding its lead actress, Erza Miller.
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