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Batgirl Film Cancelled by Warner Bros –Updated with Reactions

Warner’s mid-budget Batgirl has been shelved indefinitely so the studio can focus on its troubled theatrical DC movies.

Filming took place in Glasgow between November 2021 and March 2022 with Ms. Marvel duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah for a home entertainment release on HBO Max. The cast included Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordan, Brendan Fraser as Ted Carson/Firefly, and Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne.

Variety noted:

Studio insiders insist the decision to axe Batgirl was not driven by the quality of the film or the commitment of the filmmakers, but by the desire for the studio’s slate of DC features to be at a blockbuster scale. Batgirl was budgeted to screen in homes on HBO Max, and not for a major global release in theaters. The initial $75 million production budget for the project, which finished principal photography earlier this year and was in post-production, reached $90 million, due in part to COVID-related delays and protocols.

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