Batgirl has been the talk of the town lately after Warner Bros. Discovery’s abrupt cancellation. Reports that followed the surprising news revealed that David Zaslav & Co. were reorganizing the DCEU, and BatgirlIt was not financially feasible for the studio. Batgirl’sEarly screenings did not show the anticipated reactions to a low-stakes plot. Zaslav therefore decided to take a tax deduction instead of put. BatgirlYou can watch them in theatres or on HBO Max.
The details of the BatgirlPlot have appeared online from many sources. After claiming to have attended one of the screenings, one person posted plot details on Twitter. Spoilers that don’t matter for anything will follow below.
Why was it? Batgirl canceled?
Batgirl’s dismissal might seem like a brutal decision to fans looking forward to seeing Leslie Grace as Batgirl and Michael Keaton’s Batman return. But it certainly fits the overall state of DCEU, which can’t compete against the MCU in no way, shape, or form.
It seems like Zaslav needs to take action to direct the DCEU towards a more logical direction. You could also make standalone DC movies. They can still be successful on their own. Joker did. But they can’t dream of matching the excitement around the massively interconnected world that Marvel built.
Warner Bros. ExplainedThe Batgirl cancellation as a strategic shift without addressing the film’s plot.
The decision not to release Batgirl reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max. Leslie Grace is an extraordinarily talented actor. This decision is not a reflection on her performance. We are so grateful to the directors of Batgirl Scoob! Holiday HauntWe hope to work with all of them again in the near future.
According To Variety, BatgirlWas “neither big enough to feel worthy of a major theatrical release nor small enough to make economic sense in an increasingly cutthroat streaming landscape.”
After COVID-related excesses, the film cost $90million. This would have required tens to millions of dollars for global and domestic marketing. Warner chose the easiest path out, instead of taking on risk.
What is it? Batgirl about?
Matt Belloni is a Hollywood insider AddressedThe Batgirlplot of the latest episode The Town podcast. That’s where he offered a few plot details for the canceled DC adventure. Evidently, the BatgirlThere are very few stakes:
My guy said that this was pretty much done, there was some CGI at the end, they were trying to figure out what the ending was, but like the fundamentals here… the stakes are small. Firefly is just a dude in a suit, who like may or may not have killed Batgirl’s mother early on, there was a fire or something, I don’t want to get into the details of the plot. This was a complicated plot that involved several boyfriends as well as mob bosses.
The same source said the film might have included a reference to Jason Todd and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman mask. That’s on top of Keaton reprising his Batman role and J.K. Simmons playing Commissioner Gordon.
The leaker also stated that the film would be set in the universe after the movie is finished. Flash movie:
It’s set in the universe after the upcoming Flash movie, which is sort of a reset of the DC Universe, and Michael Keaton’s in it because he’s in The Flash as Batman. It’s also weirdly a Christmas movie, for some reason. So this movie likely wouldn’t come out until the holidays next year.
A Twitter UserAfter posting the purported, they deleted their accounts. BatgirlHe claimed that he had seen the film at test screenings around a month before. He said he’d rate the movie a 4 out of 10.
He explained that Batgirl is about the titular hero’s battle with Firefly, who’s been setting stuff on fire in what appears to be a mob-related fight. Firefly might have killed Batgirl’s mom when she was little. Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, by the way, Commissioner Gordon’s daughter. Firefly (Brendan Fraser), will reportedly die at the end.
The film’s scale was small according to the leaker. CWfilm, best paired with Keatonverse.
One of Belloni’s sources also described the BatgirlAs a TV pilot, plot.
Getting back to the leaker’s account of Batgirl, there’s no way of verifying those claims. And it’s a futile enterprise given that the film is now canceled. If Warner Bros. can make great superhero movies again, Batgirl is likely to live on.
The brief plot claims can be viewed here RedditOr, below: