Warner Bros. has frequently changed plans for DC Extended Universe (now called DC Universe) and has revitalized or pushed back projects to fit ever-changing strategies. However, nothing was more shocking and abrupt than canceling Batgirl. Batgirl was announced in 2017, with Joss Whedon heading the project. Still, it only entered production after Birds of Prey with writer Christina Hodson and director-duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Slated to release in 2022 as an HBO Max original movie, Batgirl was canceled the same year in a shocking move from Warner Bros. Citing cost-cutting measures, the studio’s call to sack a $90M project was met with criticism across the fanbase.
Joe Russo called out ‘corporate sociopathy’ that led to the Batgirl’s abrupt cancelation amid production. Read More