Warner Bros. reveals reason behind decision to cancel Batgirl

By Betty Cruise August 05, 2022
Warner Bros. Discover CEO David Zaslav revealed why they canceled Batgirl

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has broken his silence over the company’s decision to cancel the release of DC’s Batgirl.

While speaking during the company’s Q2 earnings call on Thursday, Zaslav implied they did not think that Batgirl was up to the standard, despite it being halfway done.

“We’re not going to launch a movie until it’s ready,” Zaslav explained when asked directly about the movie. “We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter and we’re not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it.”

Zaslav revealed his plans to put together a team with a “10-year plan focusing just on DC,” similar to the approach Disney has taken with Marvel Studios, as run by Kevin Feige.

“These are brands that are known everywhere in the world,” he said of the DC characters.

He continued: “And as part of that, we’re going to focus on quality. DC is something that we think we could make better and we’re focused on it now.”

Zaslav also name-checked Black Adam, Shazam! 2, and The Flash as DC features that he’s “very excited about.”