Batgirl movie not to be released on any platform

By Melanie Aiden August 03, 2022
Batgirl movie not to be released on any platform

Batgirl will nowhere be found.

Variety has reported that Warner Bros. has canceled "Batgirl," the DC Comics character's feature picture adaptation. It won't debut on any studio platform, neither in theatres nor on HBO Max.

As part of a company-wide initiative at Warner Bros. to produce feature films, especially for HBO Max, the production—starring Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) and directed by "Bad Boys for Life" and "Ms. Marvel" filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah—was given the all-clear in 2021.

However, the company's emphasis has shifted back to theatrical releases under the new corporate leadership at Warner Bros. Discovery, leaving "Batgirl" without a suitable home.

According to studio insiders, the desire for the studio's slate of DC films to be at a blockbuster scale, rather than the quality of the movie or the dedication of the filmmakers, was what ultimately led to the decision to cancel "Batgirl."

The funding for "Batgirl" was intended for HBO Max home viewing rather than a significant international theatrical release.