‘batgirl‘, which was CANCELLED by Warner Bros. Discovery, would take place in the universe ‘Batman‘ (in Tim Burton) and would bring a reference to the Cat Woman in Michelle Pfeiffer.
The news was revealed on the podcast The Town with Matthew Belloni, revealing a moment that would show the mask of the Cat Woman in ‘Batman: The Return‘, from 1992.
“It’s a beautiful easter egg. They show Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman mask. Although she is not in the movie, it was a moment for the fans,” she stated.
David ZaslavPresident and CEO of Warner Bros. Discoveryexplained the reason for canceling the film.
The executive revealed that he intends to rebuild the DC brand, and the production cancellation was a consequence of the studio’s restructuring.
“We’re not going to release a movie unless we believe in it. We are doing a reset. There will be a team with a 10-year plan focused solely on DC productions. It will be very similar to the structure that Alan Horn and Bob Iger created with the [chefe da Marvel Studios] Kevin Feige at Disney. Our goal is to enhance the DC brand and characters and protect them. That’s what we’re doing.”
On the reason for the feature not to be released in HBO Max, Zaslav declares: “Considering the data, our conclusion is that with high-budget movies that are released direct to streaming – in terms of how they are watched on the platform or the frequency of audiences buying a service through it – there is no comparison to what happens when you release a movie. at the movies. So it makes no sense to release expensive movies straight to streaming. We are changing our strategy.”
Please note that ‘batgirl‘ was almost finished when it was cancelled. After some delays involving the COVID pandemic, the production budget grew from $70 million for $90 million. The original plan was to release the film directly into HBO Maxbut executives were considering a big-screen debut.
Now, the film will not be released in any capacity. Instead, the Warner Bros. Discovery will use the film as a tax break as the company is trying to pay off billions in debt.
In addition to grace and Keaton, the cast would still have JK Simmons (James Gordon), Brendan Fraser (Firefly), Jacob Scipio (Anthony Bressi), Ivory Aquino (Alysia Yeoh), Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai.
Christina Hodson sign the script.