“The decision to not release ‘Batgirl’ reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson stated in an announcement on Tuesday. (CNN is a part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)
The film was set to star “In the Heights” star Leslie Grace within the title function.
The studio additionally introduced that their movie “Scoob!: Holiday Haunt” can even be pulled.
“Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor and this decision is not a reflection of her performance,” the assertion added. “We are incredibly grateful to the filmmakers of ‘Batgirl’ and ‘Scoob! Holiday Haunt’ and their respective casts and we hope to collaborate with everyone again in the near future.”
The movie, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, was due out later this yr on the streaming service HBO Max.
“We still can’t believe it. As directors, it is critical that our work be shown to audiences, and while the film was far from finished, we wish that fans all over the world would have had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film themselves,” they wrote, including “maybe one day they will.”
Except for Grace, the movie starred Michael Keaton as Batman, J.Ok. Simmons and Brendan Fraser.
Grace, the administrators added, “portrayed Batgirl with so much passion, dedication and humanity.” In addition they thanked the solid and crew for doing a “tremendous job” and dealing “so hard to bring Batgirl to life.”
“We are forever grateful to have been part of that team,” they wrote.