Warner Bros. Announces Cancellation of ‘Batgirl’ to Focus on “Great DC Films,” Like ‘The Flash
With each passing day, the reasoning behind Batgirl being canceled is stronger. Warner Bros. and HBO Max shocked DC viewers this week by pulling the plug on the upcoming Batgirl movie, despite it having cost $90million and had already completed filming.
The lead actress Leslie Grace responded to the news by noting that she was “blessed” to have worked with “absolute greats.” A Warner Bros. spokesperson stated, “Leslie Grace, an incredibly talented actor, was not a reflection on her performance.” Fans were puzzled as to why the film was canceled.
Batgirl, one of four characters that Gotham Knights offers, is shown in action.
During a quarterly earnings conference, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed the situation. ComicBook Zaslav said he wanted to “bring Warners home” and “produce great, high-quality films,” with DC content as a priority. Zaslav highlighted Batman and Wonder Woman as standout IPs. This reflects an intention to concentrate on DC’s most well-known characters.
He said, “We have done an overhaul. We have restructured our business. We are going to be more focused. A team will have a 10-year plan that focuses on DC. It is very similar to Bob Iger and Alan Horn’s structure with Kevin Feige at Disney.