The Flash, DC's next film, has received a welcome update, as Warner Bros has also defended Batgirl's recent cancellation.
There is speculation about The Flash's future since her star, Ezra Miller, has been at the heart of accusations of harassment and disorderly conduct this year, while also being arrested for second-degree assault.
However, Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav has confirmed that the film will be released in cinemas (via Variety).
"We've seen The Flash, Black Adam, and Shazam," said the CEO during the company's Q2 earnings call on Thursday (August 4). "We've seen them. We think they're fantastic, and we believe we can improve them."
Zaslav defended the company's decision to postpone the live-action Batgirl film, saying, "We're not going to release a film until it's ready." We're not going to release a movie until we believe in it.
Zaslav planned to release first-run feature films in cinemas before releasing them on HBO Max, which Batgirl was originally scheduled to release.
The company decided to cancel the project entirely rather than invest the money to expand it to cinemas because it wasn't large enough or suited to compete with tentpole theatrical releases.
Leslie Grace, who was set to play the titular vigilante, said she was "proud of the effort and love all of our incredible cast and crew put into this film over seven months in Scotland." "I feel fortunate to have worked alongside some of the greatest people and established friendships for a lifetime!"
"To every Batgirl fan THANK YOU for your love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, "my own damn hero!" #Batgirl for life!
The Flash is set to release on June 23, 2023.