The cancellation of the Batgirl film is still a major shock for film fans and Hollywood workers. The news was so shocking, it’s hard to fathom they aren’t releasing the finished film. At least some people get to see it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a select group of insiders is getting to see the film during secret screenings on the Warner Bros. lot this week. Apparently, people who worked on the movie, both cast, and crew, as well as representatives and executives received invites.
The whole scenario is described by one source as “funeral screenings,” held before the film is sent off to an “afterlife”, with footage locked away in a vault, either physical or digitally. Many people are wondering if Batgirl could become the next Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an abandoned film that sees the light of day in later years.
Unlike Batgirl. Justice League was not a tax write-down for the studio. It was released in theaters, and there was no legal reason an alternate version could not exist years later. If Warner Bros. were to release Batgirl, it would run afoul of rules that allow Warner Bros. Discovery to claim a tax-write down.
The film was directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, and starred Leslie Grace as Batgirl, alongside J. K. Simmons, Jacob Scipio, Brendan Fraser, and Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman. We’ll see what happens with a possible alternate cut, but stranger things have happened in the past. In the meantime, Batgirl might just be the new Holy Grail of lost media
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