Leslie Grace’s portrayal of Batgirl get shelved as part of a typical corporate decision to cost cut following a merger. KOP breaks down the timeline of changes and what it means for the future of HBO Max and the DCEU as a whole.
‘Batgirl’ Film Axed by Warner Bros., Won’t Be Released on Any Platform https://variety.com/2022/film/news/batgirl-not-released-warner-bros-hbo-max-1235331897
‘Batgirl’ Directors ‘Saddened and Shocked’ After Warner Bros. Killed the Film: ‘We Still Can’t Believe It’ https://variety.com/2022/film/news/batgirl-filmmakers-shocked-warner-bros-killed-film-1235332526/
‘Batgirl’ and ‘Scoob!: Holiday Haunt’ Scrapped at Warner Bros. Amid Cost-Savings Push https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/batgirl-shelved-at-warner-bros-hbo-max-1235191371/
Leslie Grace Deserves More Than a Canceled ‘Batgirl’ Movie https://decider.com/2022/08/03/batgirl-leslie-grace-canceled-warner-bros/
‘Batgirl’ Star Leslie Grace Responds After Film Is Shelved, Calls Herself “My Own Damn Hero”
HBO Max, Discovery+ to Merge Into Single Streaming Platform Starting in Summer 2023 https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/hbo-max-discovery-plus-merger-2023-1235333314/
Warner Bros. Discovery Shares Slide 12% After Earnings Debut – Update https://deadline.com/2022/08/warner-bros-discovery-hbo-hbomax-earnings-1235085245/
Hollywood Creatives Furious at HBO Max Upheaval: ‘This Isn’t Just About a Few Movies’ https://www.thewrap.com/hbo-max-problems-reaction-filmmakers-writers-producers-david-zaslav/
Speculation Is on Fire Around HBO Max’s Future, Planned Layoffs in Major Streaming Shake-Up https://www.thewrap.com/hbo-max-layoffs-warner-bros-discovery-q2-earnings-preview/
The Dish: What’s Behind The ‘Batgirl’ & ‘Scoob!’ Discard? David Zaslav’s Abject Rejection Of Jason Kilar’s HBO Max Strategy https://deadline.com/2022/08/batgirl-scoob-discard-warnerbros-discovery-david-zaslav-jason-kilar-hbo-max-strategy-1235084032/
Why Streaming Platforms Are Getting Into Distribution https://www.billboard.com/pro/why-tiktok-streaming-platforms-distributing-music/
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