Warner Bros Discovery recently shut down its Batgirl movie despite being almost complete as well as spending nearly $100 million on its production. This move has left plenty of its upcoming planned DC movies up in the air, including its Supergirl spin-off. Supergirl is expected to make her cinematic debut in The Flash with WB planning her own standalone movie, but that might be in trouble now.
Rolling Stone recently reported that the Supergirl movie is now in trouble amidst Warner Bros Discovery cancelling many of its movies and shows. According to reports, the plan was to replace Henry Cavill’s Superman with Supergirl going forward in the DCEU. This doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
Other DC movies are now in the firing range, including the Supergirl project despite currently being in development at the studio. Warner Bros reportedly planned to release Supergirl in the next three years. Actress Sasha Calle will play the character in the upcoming The Flash movie alongside Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton, supposedly being introduced in the multiverse.
Previous reports indicated that an all-female trinity of superheroes including Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman were set to lead the DCEU. However, with Warner Bros under new management, it’s possible that the studio wants to return to the days of The Dark Knight and Man of Steel instead of replacing them with Batgirl and Supergirl.
WB already has its own standalone Batman universe established through Matt Reeves’ critically acclaimed The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, while it pushes ahead with a sequel to its mega-hit, Joker. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash are also on the schedule, including Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam. However, the currently planned DC slate is unconnected and a bit chaotic when compared to its competitor Marvel Studios, leaving many fans confused about its direction.
We’ll hear more about the fate of the Supergirl movie soon. Hopefully they don’t film the entire movie this time before deciding to pull the plug on it.
Source: Rolling Stone