Everyone was up in arms (or batwings) last year when it was announced that DC was canceling the already-running bat girl movie that was supposed to be released on HBO Max. Amid restructuring and various schedule changes, the film was pulled from the August release schedule, and some people responded almost as if a real crime had been committed.
Now that the dust has settled, new DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are stepping up their efforts to shut down the film. “I saw the movie, there were a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera on that movie. But that movie wasn’t airable,” Safran explained during this week’s DC presentation. sometimes. This film was not broadcast.
bat girl, starring Leslie Grace, JK Simmons, Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser, was shown to test audiences last summer, who reportedly called it “unsalvageable”. This drew a lot of anger from diehard fans and people who weren’t really into it but still wanted to participate.
Safran insisted that canceling the film was still the best decision. “I actually think that [David] Zaslav and the team made a very bold and brave decision to cancel it, because it would have hurt DC, it would have hurt everyone involved. I think they really stood up to support DC, the characters, the story, the quality and all that. Although there was no announcement of other bat girl ongoing project, DC has quite a busy schedule over the next few years.
Has the media overdone everything? May be! Would fans rather watch a bad movie flop than not have a movie at all? A lot of fans are used to that! We’ll never know what the movie would have been like, but one thing’s for sure: Brendan Fraser alone would have been worth watching, polarizing as he may have been. That’s what happened with The whale, anyway.