Holy millions down the drain batman! The DC Comic Film “Batgirl” will be completely “shelved” by Warner Bros.
That means it won’t hit theatres or the streaming service HBO Max. Fans will not see it.
The reportedly $70 million movie, which was doing test screenings for audiences in anticipation of a late 2022 debut, would rank among the most expensive cinematic castoffs ever.
Those tests were said to be so poorly received by moviegoers that the studio decided to cut its losses and run, for the sake of the brand’s future. It’s a DC disaster.
Shelving a multimillion-dollar effort would not be unusual for David Zaslav who’s the CEO of Warner Bros and Discovery, who has a reputation for cost-cutting. Remember, he’s the same guy who gave the $300 million streaming service CNN+ the axe just days after its splashy launch because it didn’t snare enough subscribers.
Maybe people don’t love Batman the way they use to?
“The Batman” performed OK at the box office for Warner Bros., netting $770 million with an R rating, and got good notices. However, the only DC Extended Universe film that has managed to beat the $1 billion box office gross of “The Dark Knight,” which came out 14 long years ago