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.
Why is Batgirl Shelved?
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.
So is it time for the Snyderverse?
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 It is also officially announced that the Batman cameo by Michael Keaton in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been replaced by Ben Affleck’s Batman.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.
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.
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.
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