Warner Bros. kills off 'Batgirl' film, $90 million in - NPR

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Actress Leslie Grace at the MTV Video track Awards in Sept. 2021. Grace filmed the title role in Batgirl — which the studio has permanently shelved. Jason Kempin/Getty photographs hide caption

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Actress Leslie Grace at the MTV Video tune Awards in Sept. 2021. Grace filmed the title function in Batgirl — which the studio has permanently shelved.

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In a stream that shocked Hollywood observers for the amount of cash wasted, Warner Bros. Discovery introduced Tuesday that it is shelving all plans to unlock the basically accomplished film Batgirl, starring actress Leslie Grace.

The movie had at the start been planned with a $seventy five million funds that had rocketed up to $ninety million, because of COVID-connected delays. It changed into directed through the duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, whose credit encompass the 2020 Will Smith and Martin Lawrence car unhealthy Boys for life as neatly as the contemporary Disney+ collection Ms. wonder.

In a press release said with the aid of varied media sources, a Warner Bros. spokesperson wrote: "The decision to now not liberate Batgirl displays our management's strategic shift because it pertains to the DC universe and HBO Max. Leslie Grace is an exceedingly gifted actor and this determination is not a reflection of her performance."

Warner Bros. has no longer answered to requests from NPR for comment.

On Tuesday, the exchange magazine range stated that the movie had been deliberate beneath WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar and Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff, and was scheduled to be at first released on the HBO Max streaming platform. on account that then, David Zaslav has are available as CEO of the newly fashioned Warner Bros. Discovery enterprise, and has reversed their streaming-first corporate plans. The destiny of Batgirl, in keeping with range, appears to were tied up in those method wars.

When the Batgirl news changed into first said, besides the fact that children, it turned into by means of the new york post -- and an nameless source speaking to the newspaper placed the blame squarely on bad viewers testing. "They believe an unspeakable Batgirl goes to be irredeemable," the source instructed the submit.

at the identical time that Batgirl met the ax, the studio also introduced that the film Scoob!: holiday hang-out has also been shelved. It became a sequel to the 2020 movie Scoob!, of which range wrote in its evaluate: " These try instances, and fogeys may be grateful to have a virtual babysitter to distract their youngsters for ninety minutes, during which case, Scoob! is certainly more beneficial than sitting them in entrance of the fish tank."

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