Batgirl movie delayed by DC Comics

Holy millions down the drain, Batman!

DC comics movie Bat Girl will be completely “delayed” by Warner Bros, a senior Hollywood source said. New York Post.

This means it will not appear in theaters or on US streaming service HBO Max. The fans won’t see it.

The $100 million film (a source said the budget is actually over $140 million), which has been holding test screenings for audiences in anticipation of a late 2022 debut, will reportedly be one of the most expensive cinematic castoffs ever.

It is said that these tests were so poorly received by moviegoers that the studio decided to cut its losses and launch for the future of the brand. This is a DC disaster.

“They think of the inexpressible Bat Girl will be irreplaceable,” the source said.

Mail contacted Warner Bros. for comments.

It was a months-long walk of shame for the film. bat girl, Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilal FallahBad boys for life), didn’t receive a single mention at the DC San Diego Comic-Con panel in July – an unusual move that caused bafflement in the industry. After all, this highly publicized event is meant to draw attention to upcoming projects such as this one.

Marvel’s Comic-Con presentation, on the other hand, over a dozen films announced in the so-called Phases 5 and 6 of the MCU, which will be released before the fall of 2025, with even more confidence in the bunker.

Bat Girlstarring Lesley Gracein the heights) starring alongside J.K. Simmons, Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser was originally scheduled to be released on HBO Max. Washer Newsletter reported in April that WB chairman at the time, Toby Emmerich, was also considering screening the film in theaters.

But Emmerich stepped down in June to start his own production company — shortly after Warner Bros. merged with Discovery and David Zaslav became CEO of the new organization. He replaced Emmerich with MGM’s Michael De Luca (who was probably supposed to break the bat news) and Pam Abdi.

While the film’s co-directors have given several scattered interviews about the casting, the studio has remained silent on its plans. Bat Girl since.

It was not unusual for Zaslav, a ruthless economist, to shelve a multi-million dollar enterprise. Remember, he is the same guy who gave to the streaming service for $400 million CNN+ struck just a few days after its high-profile launch because it didn’t attract enough subscribers.

Economical CEO, according to DiversityIt has divide the BB into several segments, including the reorganized DC-Based Filmmaking group.

With that in mind, the WB is said to be looking for a chapter to spearhead the shattered DC Extended Universe and give it cohesive shape, just like Kevin Feige did with the much more successful Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe. The current president of DC film production is Walter Hamada. Warner Bros. Discovery will report second-quarter earnings and announce plans for the future on Thursday.

DC urgently needs all the help he can get.

Unlike the behemoth Marvel Studios, whose films sometimes get bad reviews but consistently make money, DC is a disorganized, confused, and not very profitable mess. Aquaman as well as Wonder Woman 1984 there is mixed reviews from critics; Predator birds as well as Suicide Squad were delighted with the failures.

Batman performed well at the box office for Warner Bros., grossing $1.1 billion worldwide with an R rating and received good reviews. However, it is the only DC Extended Universe film to beat the $1.45 billion box office. The Dark Knightwhich came out 14 long years ago (Joker with Joaquin Phoenix was not part of the DCEU), was Aquaman.

Meanwhile, the Marvel pandemic era Spiderman: No Way Home grossed $2.75 billion worldwide and Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness earned a solid $1.4 billion.

Recently, DC’s nasty all-star drama has overshadowed the hype surrounding its films.

Ezra Miller, who plays The Flash, has been the cause of some awkward controversy this year. In the spring the actor was twice arrested in Hawaii – first for disorderly conduct and harassment, then for assault in the second degree. Then, in June, a Standing Rock Sioux Court issued a warrant for the 29-year-old’s defense for allegedly using “violence, intimidation, the threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions and drugs.” taking care of an 18 year old whom the actress has known since the age of 12. (Miller has not publicly commented on the latest allegation; police investigations into the incidents in Hawaii are reportedly ongoing.)

Ben Affleck, meanwhile, has consistently stated that he’s done with the Caped Crusader role – he’s even gone so far as to let Robert Pattinson take over the role this year. Batman — but keeps coming back like a bad ex-boyfriend. It was announced this week Screen ranting that the actor will reappear as Bruce Wayne in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Perplexity.

Gal Gadot is rumored to play the lead role. wonder woman 3, but actress and director Patty Jenkins hasn’t said anything, including a title or release date, other than tossing around script ideas. DC, which is mindlessly throwing legendary property around, doesn’t seem to have any grand plan in mind.

Soon, however, Wonder Woman will no longer be the one holding the golden lasso. Instead, the power will be in the hands of DC’s all-controlling head of film production, who will try to change the situation. Before they arrive killing Bat Girl is Step 1.

“This is the end of DC as a hobby,” the source said.

This story originally appeared on Page six and published here with permission

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