Warner Bros. has reportedly shelved Batgirl as the film entered its final stages of post-production. The film was originally scheduled to debut on HBO Max, but reports suggest the film was cut as Warner Bros. looks to limit the number of films that debut on streaming services. At this time, there is no word as to when or if the film will ever see the day of light.
Built with a $70 million budget, Batgirl was set to place Leslie Grace in the lead role as Michael Keaton reprised his role as Bruce Wayne. Moving forward, Deadline reports that DC Films and Warner Bros. looking to build “theatrical tentpoles with budgets at $90 million-plus, and from early footage seen this did not fall into place with that model.”
As it stands now, Batgirl will likely not be the only film to meet a similar fate. More changes could be made to the HBO Max programming calendar as the streamers’ earnings call takes place later this week.