The trailer for the cancelled Batgirl movie has been “leaked” and now we know exactly why it got cancelled. It’s pure CW cringe that shows exactly why the movie wasn’t just cancelled, but all footage was subsequently purged from the Warner Bros. servers.
Except that it’s not actually the trailer, of course. It’s a deepfake by YouTubers Corridor Digital.
The trailer begins with Gotham being terrorized by Firefly. Commissioner Gordon flashes the Bat Signal into the sky, and the trailer cuts to a cringe-y livestream of Batgirl under the username ‘oracleX019,’ a reference to Barbara Gordon’s other alter ego.
What follows is a hilarious montage of ‘footage’ including Michael Keaton as Batman, Brendon Fraser as an unmasked Firefly, and more. The ‘trailer’ ends with the Warner Bros. (depicted as mobsters) gunning down Batgirl to take a $90 million tax write-off.
There are different stories on why the movie was actually cancelled. The NY Post claimed the film was ‘irredeemably’ bad, and the decision to axe it was a no-brainer. Others claim it really was all about the money, and Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav wants to pivot away from HBO Max exclusive movies.
It’s unlikely that Batgirl will ever be finished released. However, a cut of the movie was reportedly shown to Warner Bros. employees as sort of a “funeral.” However, Leslie Grace is reportedly still going to play Batgirl going forward, according to Warner Bros. But the Batgirl movie seems very much dead at this point.
Hey, at least we can all have a good laugh at what might have been?[Source: Corridor Digital]