Adil El Arbi Shared an Email Received from Kevin Feige Following Warner Bros. Discovery’s Decision to Scrap ‘Batgirl’

Adil El Arbi Shared an Email Received from Kevin Feige Following Warner Bros.

Adil El Arbi shares an email received from Marvel President Kevin Feige sent to him and Bilall Fallah following Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to scrap ‘Batgirl.’

Feige quoted “My friends I had to reach out and let you know we are all thinking about you both. Because of the wonderful news about the wedding (congrats!) and the disappointing news about Batgirl. Very proud of you guys for all the amazing work you do and particularly Ms. Marvel of course! Can’t wait to see what is next for you. Hope to see you soon.”

Adil El Arbi Shared an Email Received from Kevin Feige Following Warner Bros.

The first and final episode of Marvel’s Ms. Marvel series is directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. the duo also directed Gangsta and Bad Boys for Life.

According to Warner Bros. Batgirl “reflects [their] leadership’s strategic shift” and that it was “not a reflection of [Leslie Grace’s] performance:”

“The decision to not release Batgirl reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max… Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor, and this decision is not a reflection of her performance. We are incredibly grateful to the filmmakers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective casts, and we hope to collaborate with everyone again in the near future.”

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Variety reported “Batgirl found itself on the bad end of that decision, apparently neither big enough to feel worthy of a major theatrical release nor small enough to make economic sense in an increasingly cutthroat streaming landscape. Spending the money to expand the scope of Batgirl for theaters — plus the $30 million to $50 million needed to market it domestically and the tens of millions more needed for a global rollout — could have nearly doubled spending on the film, and insiders say that was a non-starter at a company newly focused on belt-tightening and the bottom line.”

The combined HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming service will launch in the US in the summer of 2023. It will include ad-free, ad-lite, and ad-only options.

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