Warner Bros. Kills Batgirl Project Despite the Movie Being Almost Ready and Having Spent Over $80 Million
In what comes as a shocking twist, Warner Bros. has announced that the studio will no longer be releasing the movie adaptation of the DC Comics character Batgirl.
The feature film was intended exclusively for the company’s streaming platform HBO Max, but production was shut down even after already having spent over $80 million.
As a new corporate regime is taking over at Warner Bros. Discovery, the priorities of the company are being set on theatrical features.
After the $3 billion merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery was completed, David Zaslav became the CEO of the company, and he’s known to be a ruthless cost-cutter.
Perhaps what shocked many about Batgirl’s shelving wasn’t the fact that it had already costed the studio over $80 million and now they will not see any of that investment return.
But the movie also had a pretty solid cast of actors as the protagonists, including Leslie Grace as Batgirl, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Michael Keaton reappearing as Batman once again and Brendan Fraser as Firefly, the villain.
The movie also had filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah in charge of the project.
Reports have surfaced with information about Warner Bros. intentions to find new projects for Leslie Grace and other persons involved in this project.