Batgirl movie scrapped by Warner Bros despite $90 million price tag
The bat girl the movie set starring Leslie Grace, Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser has been dropped by Warner Bros. discovery, The envelope reports. The DC Extended Universe movie was supposed to air on HBO Max, but it will no longer be released.
Realized by bad boys for life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a screenplay by Christina Hodson (Birds of prey, the flash), bat girl was filmed from November 2021 to March 2022 on a budget of $90 million. Yet despite COVID delays, reshoots, and all that money spent, Warner Bros. Discovery recently changed direction, and new studio heads decided the movie just wasn’t working. Warner Bros. Discovery hopes to produce DC Extended Universe films suitable for theatrical releases, and Bat Girl – which would have been the first streaming-exclusive movie entry in canon – was apparently not suited for the big screen.
The discarded bat girl was supposed to play In the heights Grace as the titular superhero, also known as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon (JK Simmons). Fraser was set to play the film’s villain, Firefly, while Keaton agreed to bring back his Batman for the film. Although the film was scrapped, insiders told The Wrap that the studio loves its directors and its star and plans to work with them on a different project.
Fortunately for Keaton fans, actor Bruce Wayne will still make his return in the next Glow film. As for Fraser, the actor’s recent comeback also includes the upcoming movie. The whale and Martin Scorsese The Moonflower Slayers.