He falls like a bolt from the blue the news of the final cancellation of Batgirl, a film that was supposed to see Leslie Grace as the well-known heroine of the DC comics and the return of Michael Keaton as Batman. The news, coming from a source inside the New York Post, has just been confirmed by Variety: Warner Bros has decided to abandon the project altogether despite the 90 million dollars spent on its construction.
Warner Bros cancels Batgirl movie
Insiders insist that the decision was not dictated by the quality of the film or the commitment of the directors, but by the decision to aim only for blockbusters. Before the birth of the Warner Bros. Discovery conglomerate, Batgirl’s release was planned exclusively on HBO Max. The film was directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys For Life). According to other sources, however, the recent test screenings would have had very negative feedback.
In any case, there was confusion surrounding the film. Not even the directors, in fact, were aware of whether or not Batgirl was connected to other DC projects because of the Multiverse. Given the presence of Keaton’s Batman, who was supposed to serve as a mentor, the film was supposed to come out after The Flash, but Andy Muschietti’s film has been postponed to 2023.
There was great anticipation from fans to see Brendan Fraser back in action, who has experienced a new youth in recent years. The well-known actor was supposed to play Firefly, the Bat-Family villain who also appeared in the Arkham videogame series. His character would have had a different backstory from that of the comic, but a costume in any case very similar to the paper counterpart.
In the movie JK Simmons would also return as Commissioner Gordon, whose last appearance was in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. At the moment, no cast member has commented on the social media on the news of Batgirl’s cancellation, which was not taken in a very idyllic way by fans.