Warner Brothers have reportedly scrapped its planned release of Batgirl later this year.
US media are reporting it's following the reaction of audiences during test screenings, and the studio has decided to shelve the production completely.
Leslie Grace as Batgirl pic.twitter.com/j1csIFCpc3
— DC Daily (@DCU_CORE) August 3, 2022
According to Discussing Film on Twitter, Warner Bros Discovery decided to cancel the release of ‘BATGIRL’ as they are “committed to making DC titles big theatrical event films, and ‘BATGIRL’ isn’t that.”
The movie was filmed in Glasgow at an estimated cost of around 70 million dollars and featured Michael Keaton as Batman and Leslie Grace as Batgirl.
Fans of the character and the DC Universe are outraged about the film getting the boot, with some saying it's "disgraceful" to up-and-coming actress Leslie Grace.
If the rumors about Batgirl’s cancelled release are true, there is absolutely no excuse for that.
Leslie Grace deserves better. Brendan Fraser deserves better. Michael Keaton deserves better. The fans deserve better.
Batgirl deserves better! pic.twitter.com/9YL8xtyXrN
— Michael Patterson (@michaelp93) August 2, 2022
Insanely disrespectful to everyone involved with Batgirl to not at least release it on HBO Max. https://t.co/zY6oLuA6Y0
— Jack McBryan (@McBDirect) August 2, 2022
Batgirl scrapped but Flash is still on the release schedule… pic.twitter.com/fhkfwp3T02
— Hannah 🤎 (@rejectedhannah) August 2, 2022
What do you think? was it harsh to pull the plug on the film?