‘Batgirl’ victim of cutback policy by Warner Bros. Discovery’s new CEO David Zaslav. To everyone’s surprise, the production company has announced plans to cancel the film based on the female counterpart of the DC Comics character, Batman. It was expected on HBO Max this year. The film, starring Leslie Grace (“In the Heights”) as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, was already in post-production and cost about $100 million. According to US media, Zaslav has decided to prioritize theatrical productions rather than streaming projects, in an effort to cut costs.
“We are saddened and shocked by this news – two directors Adil El Arbi and Bilal Falah commented in a post on Instagram – we still can’t believe it. As directors, it is important that our work is delivered to the public. And also if the movie wasn’t finished, we hope fans all over the world get a chance to see the final version. Our fantastic cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing Batgirl to life Worked very hard. We are forever grateful to have been a part of that team. It was a dream to work with amazing actors like Michael Keaton, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Jacob Scipio, Corey Johnson, Rebecca Front and all the greats Leslie Grace , who played Batgirl. Passion, dedication and humanity. In any case, ever since we were little, as big Batman fans, it has been a privilege and an honor to be a part of the DCEU, albeit for a brief moment. Batgirl For the life”. The news of their stay reached when they were in Morocco for the wedding of El Arbi.
Grace also took to social media to express her regret. “Querida Familia! (Dear Family), in light of the recent news about our Batgirl movie — she wrote on Instagram, posting an image that depicts her with the heroine’s cape — I’m so proud of what we’ve done.” done and loved. , the dedication and hard work of our incredible cast and tireless crew, over seven months of filming in Scotland. I am blessed to be able to work with extraordinary people and to be able to make lifelong connections in the meantime To every Batgirl fan – thank you for the love and trust and for allowing me to wear the cape and be, as Babs so eloquently says, ‘My goddamn heroine.’ Batgirl forever!”. Initially the budget of the film was $80 million, then increased to 90 due to anti-covid protocol. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is looking to recover about $3 billion by cutting Discovery costs. Batgirl, which got the green light under the management of former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Keeler, will now stick to Zaslav’s policy. It has also been speculated that Warner downloaded the film in order to upset the balance of the DC Multiverse and not to ruin the plans for ‘The Flash’, which is slated to release on July 23, 2023.
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