Warner Bros. Discovery Cancels Release of BATGIRL Movie

In a shocker of a news drop, The New York Post has confirmed that Warner Bros. Discovery will not be releasing the BATGIRL movie... at all.

NYP reports:

"The DC Comics film 'Batgirl' will be completely 'shelved' by Warner Bros., a top Hollywood source told The Post.

"That means it won’t hit theaters or the streaming service HBO Max. Fans will not see it.

"The reportedly $70 million movie (the source said the budget was actually more than $100 million), which was doing test screenings for audiences in anticipation of a late 2022 debut, would rank among the most expensive cinematic castoffs ever.

"Those tests were said to be so poorly received by moviegoers that the studio decided to cut its losses and run, for the sake of the brand’s future. It’s a DC disaster."

TheWrap adds:

"The leaders of the studio determined ultimately, in spite of reshoots and increased budget, that the movie simply did not work, according to insiders. The new owners and management, led by CEO David Zaslav, are committed to making DC titles big theatrical event films, and 'Batgirl' isn’t that. Insiders added that studio brass loves the film’s directors and star, and are actively planning to work with them soon."

And Variety chimed in about this news, too:

"The decision still comes as a shock, as studios almost never shelve productions outright, preferring to get at least some return on their investment. It also comes as Warner Bros. is still contending with what to do with “The Flash,” a DC adaptation created — and budgeted — specifically for theatrical release in 2023 that has been utterly hamstrung by repeated allegations of abuse and misconduct by its star, Ezra Miller."