Warner Bros has decided not to move forward with their spin on Batgirl. The superhero movie, stamped by DC, has been remade repeatedly. Hence why they concluded that it’d be best to shelf the idea. The co-CEO of DC Studios, Peter Safran, detailed why the upcoming movie couldn’t go forward, hinting that it just was “not releasable.”
He also applauds Warner Bro’s “bold and courageous” decision. Safran went so far as to say that if they did continue with the remake, it might’ve hurt those involved.
During a sit-down with Variety, Safran admitted to seeing the movie before putting in his two cents. “There are a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera in that film, but that was not releasable,” he said. “It happens sometimes…I think (Warner Discovery CEO David) Zaslav and the team made a bold and courageous decision to cancel it because it would have hurt DC and those people involved.”
Although the filming for Batgirl kickstarted two years ago, the company decided to scrap the whole thing last year. Batgirl was in post-production before they made their decision not to release it. Warner Bros. Discovery also noted that if Batgirl didn’t move on to theaters, it would cut costs everywhere in the company. Still, fans weren’t in agreement with their decision.
Batgirl first appeared in the 1967 Batman series. The late Yvonne Craig played the female superhero. As far as appearing in comic books, Batgirl made pages turn in Detective Comics #357. It’s a collaborative book by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.