Batgirl will not start to see the light of day despite having mostly completed filming. As the movie will forever be referred to as a victim of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, reports say Batgirl will undoubtedly be shown on the WB lot for cast and crew as a “funeral screening.”
In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, the “funeral screenings” will undoubtedly be held in secret for those who been employed by on the movie, cast, crew, and executives in an effort to send off the movie before it likely gets locked away in a vault.
Following cost-cutting measures by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, it had been announced that the studio will shelve Batgirl, a movie that cost $90 million and mostly finished filming, to be able to get a tax write-down.
The film starred Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon and in addition featured Michael Keaton as Batman, JK Simmons as Jim Gordon, and Brendan Fraser because the film’s villain, Firefly.
Any attempts to regenerate Batgirl like the way Zack Snyder revived Justice League have already been turn off as attempts to take action could negate the tax write-down WB Discovery is wanting to obtain by scrapping the movie. Furthermore, neither directors Adil El Arbi nor Bilall Fallah even has usage of the movie anymore.
Instead, Batgirl is going to be locked away once and for all in the vaults, a fate shared by other Warner Bros. properties just like the disastrous original pilot for Game of Thrones, and the pilot for the canceled spinoff Bloodmoon.
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WB Discovery’s cost-cutting measures have extended beyond Batgirl and many other films have either been shelved or taken off HBO Max.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. It is possible to reach him @lawoftd.