The leader of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, took a stand after the cancellation of the Batgirl movie.
After a decision that generated outrage among fans and taking the media by surprise, Zaslav, in a meeting with shareholders held on Thursday (4), broke the silence.
According to him, the studio was not very confident with the project, and because of that, it decided to discard the film (via ScreenRant).
“We’re not going to release a movie until it’s ready. We’re not going to release a movie to earn a room, and we’re not going to release a movie unless we believe in it,” Zaslav said.
DC will have its own studio, as will Marvel, and Zaslav has revealed a long-term plan for the publisher. The idea is to “protect the DC brand”.
“The goal is to grow the DC brand, to grow the DC characters, but also our job is to protect the DC brand, and that’s what we’re going to do,” he commented.
Studio reportedly saved $20 million
Budgeted at $90 million and in post-production, Batgirl was dropped by Warner Bros. Discovery no more, no less.
However, according to a new report from Deadline, the studio would be saving $20 million by canceling the film (via comic book).
The fact would be the tax reduction on this amount, since the film would be released in theaters, with a marketing campaign for the release.
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