Batgirl was all the buzz when it was announced that HTBO Max was cancelling its release for a tax write off, and while news had come out that the movie has been deleted, there is one glimmer of hope after this WB cancel-fest.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB will be holding ‘funeral screenings’ for Batgirl, in that some select insiders have the option to watch the incomplete film before it’s locked away in perpetuity.
With some thinking that WB had purposefully deleted all the Batgirl footage, it seems that the statement from directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah was taken out of context. If anything, we know that footage exists somewhere, and maybe there’s hope to re-release it at some point in the future.
If anything, multiple creative have been speaking their mind about WB’s recent cancellation of several series, and have commented about how unprofessional the entire process felt. What’s terrible is, not only is WB deleting these shows from their platform, but they are also forbidding the chance of these cancelled materials to be screened in other venues. All allegedly done for a tax write-off.
Who knows, if fans were able to rally together for the release of a single project, I think there could be a chance for all the creatives who have been wronged by WB to come together and demand due process when it comes to their work.
For now, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Batgirl has no official release date.