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$70 Million ‘Batgirl’ Movie, with Trans Character, Canceled Months Before Release: ‘Irredeemable’ (nypost.com)

The new DC Comics film “Batgirl,” which still has no release date, will be completely “shelved” by Warner Bros., a top Hollywood source told The Post. 

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thekwon
thekwon
3 months ago

That guy is smart – sometimes cutting from something entirely even if embarrassing is the best move. It is blind ego that will hold onto lost causes believing only you can save it

St Md
St Md
3 months ago

It screams money laundering or some other fishy thing…

Steven Casteel
Steven Casteel
3 months ago

“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.”

Steven Casteel
Steven Casteel
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven Casteel

“Batgirl,” which stars Leslie Grace (“In the Heights”) in the title role, alongside J.K. Simmons, Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser, was originally planned for an HBO Max release. The Puck newsletter reported in April that WB’s then-chair, Toby Emmerich, was considering a theatrical run for the film too.”

Last edited 3 months ago by stevencasteel
thekwon
thekwon
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven Casteel

Typically egomaniacal studio heads disregard moviegoer feedback and start believing they can save a project. It is clear I think all the signs pointing to this movie being a monumental flop – so take the hit now instead of later when it’s much worse. It sounds like DC might finally get some real leadership (maybe sauron type leadership but hey I pull for interesting rather than driving some annoying agenda)

thekwon
thekwon
3 months ago
Reply to  thekwon

I also think that type of blind ego is a very human trait, weakness, flaw whatever you want to call it and many people experience it in their own way.