With Batgirl now shelved, Warner Bros. is not looking too sure about the Supergirl spin-off, their next solo female superhero installation. The DC franchise which has been moving rather sluggishly since Zack Snyder’s controversial exit from the WB studio and its related projects has been scraping by with the characters that Snyder had left behind in his wake. However, recently that hasn’t amounted to much considering the insurmountable loss faced by WB in the face of scandals and public trials.
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The Current Tribulations of Warner Bros. Management
The DC Extended Universe which was established by Zack Snyder and Warner Bros.’ collaborative effort via Man of Steel in 2013 and its follow-up movies had introduced major players in the scene, namely, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Ezra Miller’s Flash. After the successful execution of Snyder’s vision for the Justice League, the studio picked up Miller’s Flash as their next DCEU installment.
However, after the current condition of Ezra Miller’s public controversies, the future of The Flash movie had been thrown into a spin. Moreover, the deuteragonist of Aquaman (2018) and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023), Amber Heard also contributed to the building of a public scandal after her recent defamation trial against Johnny Depp, which she lost monumentally. The public outrage and embarrassment caused due to Miller and Heard, both during their contracted employment under WB, has led to the calling for numerous boycotts in association with their films.
What’s In Store For Sasha Calle’s Supergirl Spin-Off?
Ezra Miller’s The Flash which has been pushed back for a 2023 release will feature an alternate universe, thus providing the grounds for the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman and the introduction of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. The latter was expected to step up to the plate in the aftermath of Henry Cavill’s almost-confirmed exeunt from DCEU. It has been debated that a reboot focusing on the Kryptonian hero would be the best path for the future of the franchise and going forward, it seemed like Warner Bros. was looking to put Batgirl and Supergirl at the helm of their future projects.
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But the recent cancellation of Leslie Grace’s Batgirl after 7 months of filming and the current swerving of opinions regarding the Sasha Calle Supergirl spin-off has spent fans in a tizzy. The studio is currently facing a lot of heat due to their unprecedented move since they have refused to cut off The Flash from their roster and yet the two projects which are set to introduce two major female players into the mix are now at the risk of never seeing the light of day as per the Rolling Stone report.
The Flash will premiere on 23 June 2023.
Source: Rolling Stone