After canceling ‘batgirl‘, the internet went wild, generating anger and concern in the fans of the A.D.
But the news also spawned memes and jokes about the company’s lack of commitment. Warner Bros. Discovery with its comic book adaptations.
And even Simu Liustar of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’took the opportunity to mock the studio.
On his Twitter profile, he made a joke about the situation, writing:
“I regret to inform you that the disney decided to discard the ‘Christmas special’Shang-Chi’ due to quality control concerns. I had already filmed the whole thing. I even designed an all-ginger Ta Lo. Rest in peace ‘Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Golden Rings‘.”
I’m sorry to inform you guys that Disney has decided to scrap the Shang-Chi Holiday Special due to quality control concerns. I had already filmed the entire thing. I even designed an all-gingerbread Ta Lo. RIP Shang Chi and the Legend of the TEEEN GOLDEN RIIIIINGS
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) August 5, 2022
According to the QAit was reported that ‘Batgirl’ did not go ahead because its more modest scale and budget do not match plans for future films by DC Comicswhich will be defined as major events.
And that means that other low-cost projects that are in development by the studio can be frozen and consequently cancelled.
That’s because the Warner Bros. is going through a period of changes and upheavals behind the scenes due to the merger with Discovery.
In fact, several high-level executives left the WarnerMedia due to the merger of the brands, including the president Jason Kilar and the content director of HBO Max, Andy Forssell.
the output of kilo reflects the intolerance of executives to poorly planned ideas, since the very kilo admitted that it was a bad strategy to launch major productions in cinema and HBO Max at the same time like ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’‘.
David Zaslavthe current CEO of Warner Bros.already plans to end the HBO MAX and create a new streaming platform.
But until then, the Warner is already removing several titles from the catalog of HBO Max and will not continue their original projects.
Apparently, the studio’s current content strategy doesn’t involve spending large sums on direct-to-streaming resources, as was the case with ‘batgirl‘, which cost US$90 million.
Given recent reports on the company’s business decisions Warner Bros. Discoverywith the company reportedly looking to cut $3 billion from your budgetthat would explain the unprecedented cancellations.
The studio has already cut scripted programming on cable networks TNT and TBS in the US, going so far as to cancel series hours before the season premiere.
Still, the decision to cancel high-profile movies in the process — including a long-awaited adaptation of the DC universe — is still SHOCKING.
In addition to Leslie Grace, the cast would still have Brendan Fraser (Firefly), Michael Keaton (Batman), JK Simmons (James Gordon), Jacob Scipio (Anthony Bressi), Ivory Aquino (Alysia Yeoh), Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai.
Christina Hodson signs the script, while Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah (‘Bad Boys For Life’) were in charge of directing.