Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery announced that it would drop the film adaptation of the DC Comics character, starring Leslie Grace and with Michael Keaton in the role of Batman. The film will not be released in theaters or on the streaming platform HBO Max. “We are saddened and shocked by the news. We still can’t believe it,” wrote directors Adil El Arb and Bilall Fallah in an Instagram post. our work to be seen by the public, and while the film was far from finished, we wanted fans of all people to have the opportunity to see the final product.” Batgirl” data-title=”Batgirl – “Batgirl”: directors confess “shock” with film cancellation after investment of 90 million dollars – SAPO Mag”> batgirl
The photography was already finished and part of the post-production, where special effects, sound and graphics are added, had also been done. Leslie Grace had commented in an interview about how excited she was to get the role and work alongside Keaton and others. stars.”It was a dream to work with such fantastic actors as Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser (…) and especially the great Leslie Grace, who played Batgirl with such passion, dedication and humanity,” wrote El Arbi and Fallah. “Anyway, as huge Batman fans since childhood, it’s been a privilege and an honor to have been a part of the DC Extended Universe, if only for a brief moment.” ” data-title=””Batgirl”: directors confess “shock” with film cancellation after investment of 90 million dollars – SAPO Mag”>
The decision to shelve the film has stirred Hollywood, where industry insiders have pointed out that it was unheard of for a film not to be released so close to completion and with so much money already invested. from Warner Bros. with Discovery. Warner Bros. had committed to producing films to be premiered directly on the HBO Max streaming service, as part of an effort to increase subscribers in this increasingly competitive industry. But that decision appears to have been reversed after the Discovery partnership. Variety magazine quoted industry experts as saying that “Batgirl” wasn’t dazzling enough for a theatrical release, with its expensive marketing demands, and at the same time time, too big to make economic sense in the streaming landscape.