According to DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran, canceling Leslie Grace’s Batgirl movie was “a bold and courageous decision.”
As reported by varietySaffron shared his thoughts on Batgirl at a press event held at the Warner Bros. lot, during which he and co-CEO James Gunn announced the first wave of movies and TV shows coming to the rebooted DC Universe. explained in detail about
“Batgirl is a character that will inevitably be in our story,” Saffron said. As you can see, there are a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera in that movie.”
“But that movie didn’t get released. It happens sometimes,” he continued. “Actually I think so [president and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David] Zaslav and team made a very bold and courageous decision to cancel because it could hurt DC. It would hurt the people involved.”
The $90 million film reportedly completed filming and was well into post-production when it closed in early 2022 under new leadership after Discovery merged with WarnerMedia.
Saffron also welcomed the opportunity to work with Batgirl’s writers and directors on future projects, reiterating that “some people are already resuming business with us.”
IGN covered the full story of Batgirl’s cancellation, including repercussions from those involved.
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