The CEO of Warner Bros. explains why they killed off the Batgirl movie

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There has been much confusion and sadness over recent explosive news from bat girl get cancelled. In the past two days since that announcement, many DC fans have wondered why Warner Brothers Discovery wouldn’t release a movie that was so close to completion? During the World Bank Investor Call on Thursday, the CEO David Zaslav provided more clarity on the whole situation. bat girl was dropped as it did not align with the company’s strategic approach to maximizing secure financial return.

Other films included in the conversation surrounding bat girl were the recently canned movies Scoob: Holiday Haunt and wonder twins. Speaking specifically about DC, Zaslav said, “The goal is to grow the DC brand and the characters, but equally important, to protect the DC brand.” He went on to say, “We’re not going to release a movie unless we believe in it, especially with DC.” On that same note, Zaslav also said, “We’re not going to release a movie until it’s ready.”

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All of this is consistent with what has been reported over the past few months and especially the past two days. Zaslav is trying to fix the mess left by former WB chiefs who infamously implemented the same-day, same-date exit strategy on HBO Max during the height of the pandemic. It was a financial mistake that WB still pays today, which caused Zaslav to focus on theatrically released films. bat girl, Scoob 2and wonder twins when they were designed were never intended to go to the theatre. It was despite much speculation that bat girl would be given that blue beetle made the leap from streaming to cinemas just a few months ago.

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When it comes to the future of the DCEU, there’s been a lot of talk about having a 10-year plan, in the vein of Marvel. They would also try to correct some questionable universe choices made by the previous regime at WB. In terms of upcoming movies like black adam, Shazam: Fury of the Godsand the flashZaslav expressed his enthusiasm for these projects during the call.

DC fans have been going through the emotional ringer for the past few days. While it makes financial sense to drop films like bat girl, this wound is still very fresh. As fans, it’s going to take a while to get over this, and we just have to be patient with WB. Things like structure are definitely something that could benefit the DCEU in the future. That doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment, but once movies like the flash finally come out and paint a clearer picture of the universe in the future, hope DC fans can be at peace.


For now, all we can do is rewatch the DCEU on HBO Max and prepare for some of our favorite heroes to return to the big screen once again.

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