Warner Bros. Claimed “Need For Updates” Before Batgirl Cancellation

Why DC's Batgirl Canceled on HBO Max After Completion of Filming?

Warner Bros. claimed to Batgirl crew members “need for updates” before Batgirl cancellation. According to an anonymous Batgirl crew member, Warner Bros. called the team to halt production for updates to then learn the next day via social media and the news Batgirl was canceled.

According to Critical Room reports, A student at the University of Glasgow, secretly told what information the studio passed on to the Batgirl team. The anonymous user was working for nine months as an assistant editor at Warner Bros., more specifically on the Batgirl movie. Additionally, she was involved in the production of the sixth season of Outlander, as well as Slow Horses, for Apple TV+.

Why DC's Batgirl Canceled on HBO Max After Completion of Filming?

“Legally speaking would be a shadow and I cannot declare anything because of the contracts. I don’t know if this can be on my resume, it’s a canceled project and full of company gossip about quality, ” she said.


Speaking with THR, Warner Bros. gave a first statement about canceling Batgirl. “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 film was directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, and starred Leslie Grace as Batgirl, alongside J. K. Simmons, Jacob Scipio, Brendan Fraser, and Michael Keaton.

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