‘Batgirl’ won’t be shown in theaters or platforms despite the fact that it’s already over, Warner confirmed.
The company statement confirmed this The decision was not a “reflection” of the performance of his “incredibly talented” star, Leslie GraceBut it was a result change in strategy the company regarding the schedule of upcoming releases of DC Comics films and series. The company also canceled “Scoop!” haunted holiday.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. “The decision not to release ‘Batgirl’ reflects a strategic shift in our leadership as it relates to the DC Universe and HBO Max.”
“Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actress and this decision is not a reflection on her performance. We are so grateful to the makers of ‘Batgirl’ and ‘Scoop!’ Looking forward to cooperating with everyone again in the near future.. “
after the announcement Directors Adel El Araby and Bilal Falah issued a statement On Instagram, saying: “We are sad and shocked by the news. We still can’t believe it. As managers, it is imperative that our work is shown to the public And while the movie wasn’t finished yet, we hope that fans around the world have had the opportunity to watch and experience the final movie for themselves. Perhaps one day they will, God willing.”
“Our cast and crew have done an amazing job and worked hard to create ‘Batgirl’. We will be forever grateful to be a part of this team. It was a dream to work with great actors like Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan FraserJacob Scipio, Cory Johnson, Rebecca Front and especially the greats Leslie Grace, who played Batgirl with such passion, dedication and humanity. “
“Anyway, as huge Batman fans since we were young kids, it was a privilege and an honor to be a part of DCEU, even for a brief period. Batgirl for life“.
According to TheWrap and The New York Post, the chief owners of Warner Bros. Pictures, Discovery, Shelve the entire movie, rather than release it theatrically or on HBO Max As planned.
Batgirl is coming straight to HBO Max, but David Zaslav of Discovery changed company strategy For DC more towards theatrical action films since its merger with WB.
According to both publications, directors Adel Elaraby and Bilal Falah’s budget for the film has been increased to $90 million due to COVID-19 delays and reshoots in the UK. It seems that Discovery prefers to eat $90 million loss Instead of trying to rearrange the movie for a theatrical release or stay on track for an HBO broadcast option.
The movie was to be Grace’s debut as Barbara Gordon, the masked ranger and a member of Batman’s inner circle who protects Gotham City.
Directors recently quipped that the movie could have been an origin story for the protagonist, in a rather gritty tone. ‘Justice League’ actor JK Simmons was scheduled to return As Barbara’s father, Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, while Michael Keaton has reportedly reprized his iconic role as Batman.
Al-Arabi and Falah also provoked Keaton’s large participation in the film, and promised that fans would look forward to seeing “Original Batman’ in action in Gotham again.
The film was to follow The Flash, which reintroduces Keaton Batman alongside Ben Affleck’s version of the hero as part of a Multiverse adventure.
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