DC Studios’ Peter Safran applauds Batgirl’s cancellation, promising a return in the DCU
The DC Studios co-director defends the cancellation of the Batgirl movie, claiming it wasn’t releasable and that it would have harmed those involved.
With the announcement of the new DCU in charge of James Gunn and Peter Safran, there are many statements being offered about the future of their new and colossal film universe project. Peter Safran himself has stated that the controversial cancellation of Batgirl was quite a success, since it wasn’t a releasable movie and it would have harmed the people involved: “It would have hurt DC”. This was revealed to Variety; but Safran himself assured fans that Batgirl is a character tat They will "inevitably" include in their new DCU.
Batgirl could get a second chance in the DCU
This past summer, Warner Bros. Discovery made the surprising decision to cancel Batgirl, a film that at that time had already finished filming and was in the middle of the post-production phase, a maneuver that meant the loss of 90 million dollars by the new directors of Warner Bros. Discovery. Now, Peter Safran himself has applauded this decision:
“Batgirl’s a character that inevitably we will include in our story. On the Batgirl front, it’s not about how late in the process of the film getting canceled. I saw the movie, and there are a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera on that film. But that film was not releasable, and it happens sometimes. That film was not releasable. I actually think that [president and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David] Zaslav and the team made a very bold and courageous decision to cancel it because it would have hurt DC. It would have hurt those people involved.”
Of course, he did not hesitate to congratulate the team that made the ill-fated production possible: “I think that they really stood up to support DC. The characters, the story, the quality of all of that. I spoke to Adil [El Arbi] and Bilall [Fallah] — the directors — last week, we were chatting. We’d love to be in business with all those folks. Christina Hodson wrote it. Some people are already back in business with us. As I said, a lot of talented people were involved, but the film just was not releasable. It would not have been able to compete in the theatrical marketplace; it was built for the small screen. So, again, I think it was not an easy decision, but they made the right decision by shelving it.”
At least Safran leaves the door open for the character in their new universe, most likely, as part of the story of the new Batman and Robin, characters for whom a new movie has already been announced: The Brave and the Bold.
Source | Variety
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