‘Batgirl’ Cancelled: Why Warner Bros. Won’t Release $90 Million Film

Warner Bros. and DC Films are not going ahead with the release of the highly anticipated film ‘Batgirl’ starring Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon. With the project already in the final stages of post-production and the studio spending more than $90 million, a theatrical premiere or HBO Max release is unlikely.

The nearly completed film was reportedly not testing well enough and Warner Bros. was not satisfied with the audience response. The decision follows recent changes across the company and WB’s merger with Discover.

“This comes in line with the new WB administration’s mandate to cut back on feature films premiering on the streamer and to decide which films will be released theatrically and which will be shelved,” Deadline reports.

Sources close to the project have revealed that Batgirl and the new Scooby-doo movie ‘Scoob!: Holiday Haunt’ ultimately didn’t make the cut as Warner Bros. implements a new strategy. The budget is over $90 million, and from early footage it doesn’t match that model.

Details about the storyline were never revealed, although Brandon Fraser was said to play the villainous Firefly. J.K. Simmons also contacted the project on behalf of Commissioner Gordon, Barbara’s father. Michael Keaton returned to the role of Batman in 1989 and 1992.

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