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After #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, WB Canceling Batgirl Has Made the Movie the New Zack Snyder Justice League as #ReleaseBatgirl Campaign Goes Viral


Warner Bros. has made yet another misstep. Earlier this month, news broke that the $90 million film Batgirl was scrapped by the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav. This was reportedly done inter alia to get the benefit of a tax write-down and it comes in the wider context of the CEO aiming for 3 Billion dollars in planned cuts.

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David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros Dicovery

However, the scrapping of the film proved to be very unpopular among fans. The latest development in this story is the pushback from fans, who have launched the #ReleaseBatgirl campaign online. Clearly, fans want to see the film, however, for certain reasons discussed below, this might not happen.

Related: ‘His Cowardice is Breathtaking’: Anonymous Batgirl Actor Calls WB-Discovery CEO David Zaslav a Coward, Claims Cancelation was ‘Offensive’

Reasons Why Batgirl May Never Be Released

Leslie Grace as Batgirl in a still from the now canceled Batgirl

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The film Batgirl had a fascinating premise. Fans everywhere were excited to watch the flick. Alas, CEO David Zaslav had other plans. Even though the film was in the post-production phase and wasn’t far from completion, it was scrapped, and this move got them a lucrative tax write-down. Soon, many began to wonder if the film could follow the fate of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which was eventually released.

However, this seems unlikely for a few reasons. First, If Warner Bros. Discovery does decide to release Batgirl they would have to forgo the lucrative tax write-down. The opportunity cost is too steep for the production house to give in to the fans’ demand. Second, the filmmakers reportedly don’t have access to any of the film footage.

Moreover, it has been suggested by some that WB might actually destroy the footage of the film so as to convince the IRS that the project would never make the production house any money. This would reportedly entitle them to a full tax write-down, all at once.

Related: “We did not even keep the scenes with Batman in it”: Batgirl Directors Utterly Devastated After WB Discovery Deleted the Incomplete Film Footage, Proves David Zaslav is a Ruthless Monster

The #ReleaseBatgirl Campaign Goes Viral on the Internet

HBO Max’s Batgirl has been shelved indefinitely

Fans on the other hand are determined to compel Warner Bros. Discovery to release the film. They launched a #ReleaseBatgirl Campaign on the internet. A few tweets have been reproduced below.

Would fan pressure override financial prudence? It might. After all, a PR debacle isn’t without its own costs. We’ll have to wait and watch.

Source: Twitter

Related: “No wonder Chris Nolan left them”: Warner Bros Discovery Faces Free Falling Market Cap of $5.5B After Canceling Batgirl and Other Projects, Accused of Targeting Minorities and Alienating Top Filmmakers

Written by Angad Singh

Angad is the Exclusive Editorials Head at FandomWire. Besides editing and writing duties, he procures material and manages the direction of our site's exclusive editorials. A lawyer by degree and a writer at heart, he prefers sleep over everything.