‘Batgirl’ movie ‘shelved’ by Warner Bros despite $90m price tag: report

The death of bat girl Tuesday sent immediate shockwaves through Hollywood.

The film, with a budget of $90 million, wrapped filming months ago and was in test screening, preparing for release in late 2022.

bat girlwhich stars Leslie Grace in the title role, alongside JK Simmons, Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser, was originally slated for release on HBO Max.

However, the DC Comics movie will be completely “shelved” by Warner Bros., meaning it won’t be released in theaters or on the HBO streaming service.

According Varietythe film was already in post-production, the source said “The decision to scrap Batgirl was not driven by the quality of the film or the commitment of the filmmakers, but by the desire that the studio’s slate of DC features or at a level the scale of the blockbuster.”

Warner Bros released a statement, saying via a spokesperson, “The decision not to release Batgirl reflects the strategic shift in our leadership as it relates to the DC Universe and HBO Max. Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor and this decision is not a reflection of his performance.”

The film’s makers, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, also released a statement which read, “We are saddened and shocked by the news. We still can’t believe it.”

“As directors, it is essential that our work is shown to the public, and although the film is far from finished, we want fans around the world to have had the opportunity to see and embrace them- even the final film.”

Richard L. Militello