Reacting to the decision to box the film so close to its release, the filmmaker added: “The guys at Warner Bros. told us that it’s not a problem of talent on our part or of the actress (Leslie Grace), nor even of the quality of the film. We were in the middle of editing. There was a lot of work to do, so it’s not like the movie was finished! Warner Bros. told us that the cancellation was due to a strategic change, a change in management that saved them a few dollars. »
Reports claimed that Warner Bros. Discovery canceled the film in order to save money by canceling tax obligations. That would mean the movie might never see the light of day. However, the studio has not confirmed this information.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Discovery simply stated, “The decision not to release Batgirl reflects the strategic shift in our direction with respect to the DC Universe and HBO Max. Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actress and this decision is not a reflection on her performance. We are incredibly grateful to the makers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective teams, and we hope to be able to collaborate with them again in the near future. »