‘They are definitely restoring the Snyderverse’: Batgirl Reportedly Gets Shelved After Filming, Fans Convinced WB is Re-Building the Snyderverse With Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill

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It’s been reported that the Leslie Grace starrer Batgirl has been shelved even after the movie was almost completed. It came as a big blow to the DC fans as some trusted sources confirm that the Batgirl will not be coming to any platforms. Even though some fans were infuriated by this move, most of them didn’t fail to notice the silver lining here. As we all know this is not the only DC news we received recently. There has been also news related to Batman in Aquaman 2. Now all these puzzle pieces put together have made the fans think that DC is on the way to restoring the Snyderverse.

Batgirl film axed
Batgirl movie reportedly shelved

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Why is Batgirl Shelved?

Batgirl star Leslie Grace
The Leslie Grace starrer Batgirl was going to be released on HBO Max

Since it has been reported that the Batgirl has been shelved even after the filming was complete, the fans were totally confused about where did it go wrong. The project starring Leslie Grace, Michael Keaton, J.K. Simmons, and Brendon Fraser was about to introduce Commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara Gordon to the DC Movies.


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If the reports are to be believed, the movie had a test screening with selected audiences and as they state, it turned out to be a disaster. Batgirl was received poorly by the audience and the ones who know the new CEO of Warner Brothers after its merger with Discovery David Zaslav, then it will not be very new to them about his behavior towards flop content. He doesn’t think twice before canceling a project he knows that will do no good to his company.

The Batgirl directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallah had a budget of around $100 million and was going to get an HBO Max release will now reportedly neither go to the theaters nor to the streaming platform.


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So is it time for the Snyderverse?

Zack Snyder's vision may come true
Zack Snyder

It is a very notable fact that the Batgirl getting shelved isn’t the only big DC News that we got in recent times. It is also officially announced that the Batman cameo by Michael Keaton in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been replaced by Ben Affleck’s Batman. The Batfleck returning once again to the DCEU even before his official schedule has sparked widespread rumors about the Snyderverse getting restored.

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Ben Affleck was originally about to be seen playing the Dark Knight in the upcoming Flash movie, but it is interesting how the times changed and we were informed of his cameo even earlier in the Jason Momoa starrer. This presented a ray of hope for the fans as Ben Affleck replacing Michael Keaton gives some positive hope about Zack Snyder’s vision of DC and we may get the Snyderverse soon.

Zack Snyder's Justice League
Currently, the Snyderverse seems the only way to save DC

Besides that, the rumors around Black Adam vs Superman has been quite a topic of discussion among superhero fans in recent times. Even though the full DC Panel at the SDCC 22 remained completely mum on Henry Cavill’s appearance or Superman’s future but it can’t go unnoticed that so many rumors and hype around a single topic must have something. With all the updates as well as the rumors that transpired in the recent days, it can be a very possible situation that Henry Cavill may return. And even the studio knows about their standpoint and what they should do to revive it so all these connect with Snyderverse.

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Snyderverse only seems the most suitable option for DC now to get back to its feet. Although we don’t know what DC would do now but the most recent addition to the DCEU is Black Adam. And with a huge mountain of expectations from the fans, it will be interesting to watch if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets successful in leaving a mark and who knows we may also spot Henry Cavill in the post-credit scene. At least it can provide a stable direction for the superhero universe to go through.

Black Adam is going to hit the theaters on October 21, 2022

Source: New York Post 


Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.