Releasing Batgirl would have harmed DC universe, states brand-new DC Studios head

Batgirl movie concept art. She is on a ledge, overlooking high rises.

Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

DC has announced its latest slate of movies and shows, however there are still lots of concerns swirling around Warner Bros.’ current cancelation of Batgirl, a movie that was apparently mostly finished. During DC’s statement occasion on Monday, co-chairperson of DC Studios Peter Safran spent some time to deal with these concerns and shed a little bit more light on what entered into shelving Batgirl and why he believed it was the ideal relocation.

According to Safran, in spite of its late-stage cancelation, launching Batgirl would have not done anything however damage to the bigger DCU.

“On the Batgirl front, it’s not about late in the process of the film getting canceled,” Safran discussed throughout the occasion, as reported by Variety. “I saw the movie, and there are a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera on that film. But that film was not releasable, and it happens sometimes. That film was not releasable. I actually think that [president and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David] Zaslav and the team made a very bold and courageous decision to cancel it because it would have hurt DC. It would have hurt those people involved.”

Part of the problem with the film, as Safran discussed, was that it was initially developed as a direct-to-HBO-Max film, which left it feeling a little too little for the moving theatrically focused release strategies that Warner Bros. Discovery had for its slate of superhero movies.

“It would not have been able to compete in the theatrical marketplace,” Safran stated. “It was built for the small screen. So, again, I think it was not an easy decision, but they made the right decision by shelving it.”

Safran kept in mind that part of the factor it would harm the bigger job is that Batgirl makes certain to include into the strategies that he and co-chair James Gunn have for the bigger Batman franchise, especially with DC’s upcoming The Brave and the Bold movie, which will present the Batfamily to the brand-new DCU.

Safran and Gunn’s new DCU will begin with a lineup of 10 interconnected jobs that will comprise the very first chapter of the brand-new universe. The initially of the movies en route as part of the brand-new DCU will be Superman: Legacy, composed by Gunn, which will modify the Krytoponian hero and present the brand-new DC world to audiences.


Source: Polygon

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