Batgirl Cancellation Was Blown Out Of Proportion, Doesn't Mention Director Responses, According to Warner Bros. Discovery Exec

Batgirl Cancellation Was Blown Out Of Proportion, Doesn't Mention Director Responses, According to W ...

The original intention for the Leslie Grace-led Batgirl film to be released to HBO Max subscribers at some point in the future was ignored. It was then announced that Warner Bros. Discovery had canceled Batgirl, which has since impacted the world of DC films as well as Hollywood as a whole.

Gunnar Wiedenfels addressed the Bank of America Media, Communications, and Entertainment Conference (via Deadline) and was asked if Batgirl and a number of HBO Max episodes had impacted the company's reputation among talent and agencies as a result.

I guess the media loves to talk about media. We have good connections with talent, and we are providing one of the finest platforms for anyone in the creative industry.

Gunnar Wiedenfels might consider the Batgirl debate to be overblown, but there's no doubt that this is a remarkable move. Even Batgirl's core cast and crew members weren't told until the public knew about it. While Arbi and Fallah said that while they're sorry and honored to have been part of the DCEU, they're also open to disagreeing on whether talent is viewing Warner Bros. Discovery with a different perspective.

Batgirl would have seen Leslie Graces Barbara Gordon fight Brendan Frasers Firefly, as well as Michael Keatons Batman and J.K. Simmons Commissioner James Gordon, and used Killer Moth as a secondary villain, which is the intention for DC films going forward under this new regime, rather than releasing them exclusively to streaming services.