The Batgirl movie set to star Leslie Grace, Michael Keaton, and Brendan Fraser has been scrapped by Warner Bros. Discovery, The Wrap reviews. The DC Prolonged Universe film was slated to stream on HBO Max, however it is going to not be launched.
Directed by Dangerous Boys for Life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a script by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey, The Flash), Batgirl was filmed from November 2021 to March 2022 with a $90 million finances. But, regardless of COVID delays, reshoots, and all that cash spent, Warner Bros. Discovery lately modified administration, and the brand new studio heads determined the movie merely didn’t work. Warner Bros. Discovery hopes to provide DC Prolonged Universe movies match for theatrical releases, and Batgirl — which might have been the primary streaming-exclusive film entry within the canon — apparently wasn’t match for the large display screen.
The scrapped Batgirl was speculated to star Within the Heights breakout Grace because the titular superhero, often known as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon (J.Ok. Simmons). Fraser was set to play the movie’s villain, Firefly, whereas Keaton agreed to deliver again his Batman for the film. Although the movie has been scrapped, insiders instructed The Wrap that the studio loves its administrators and star and plans to work with them on a unique venture.
Luckily for Keaton followers, the actor’s Bruce Wayne will nonetheless make a comeback within the upcoming Flash movie. As for Fraser, the actor’s latest comeback additionally contains the upcoming movie The Whale and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.