Warner Bros. Discovery Pulls ‘Batgirl’ From Release Lineup
In an utterly shocking turn of events, it appears the slate of upcoming DCEU films is shifting. As first reported by the New York Post and later confirmed by The Wrap, Warner Bros. Discovery has made the unfortunate decision to pull the upcoming Leslie Grace-starring Batgirl from their release lineup.
Per the initial reporting, the new executives in charge are committed to making the future of DC films as big as possible and releasing them theatrically. It appears the current vision for Batgirl no longer fits that agenda. However, the report also notes that the power-that-be are fans of the cast and crew attached to the project and plan to work with them in the future.
In The Heights breakout, Leslie Grace and Jacob Scipio had been attached to star in the film as the titular hero. Moreover, Brendan Fraser signed on to portray Firefly in the film as well. Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were initially attached to helm the film. Additionally, the script hailed from Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson. J.K. Simmons was also onboard to reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon after previously portraying the character in Justice League. Notably, Michael Keaton was supposed to portray the Dark Knight himself in the film after returning in The Flash.
It was previously announced that the project would debut on the Warner Bros. streaming service HBO Max. However, rumors suggest that the plan was to move the release to theaters. The movie was near completion and touts a nearly $90 million budget.
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