Sunday, April 14, 2024

Hollywood Shocker: Warner/DC Comics $100 Million “Batgirl” Movie Shelved, Never to Be Seen


Word coming from all over Hollywood is a shock: Warner’s DC Comics movie “Batgirl” will be shelved and never, ever shown.

It’s been made, and cost around $100 million. How bad could it be? Apparently, pretty bad. Bad enough that Warner’s doesn’t want to sully the DC brand with it.

Michael Keaton came out of Batman retirement to be part of it. JK Simmons is in it. The film stars Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) and is directed by “Bad Boys for Life” and “Ms. Marvel” filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. They must all be crushed.

Maybe even more shocking: Warner Discovery chief David Zaslav may announce on Thursday that HBO Max is being de-branded and folded into Discovery Plus. (Big mistake I fear.) Discovery Plus is where the recently highly touted “Unprecedented” documentary about the Trump White House was dump unceremoniously. (It was a big nothing after all that hoopla.) No one knows what Discovery Plus is, but they know HBO Max.

Crazy times! Stay tuned to this Bat Channel!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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