Somebody is losing his job over this — a whole lot of somebodies, probably:
The DC Comics film "Batgirl" will be completely "shelved" by Warner Bros., a top Hollywood source told The Post.
That means it won't hit theaters or the streaming service HBO Max. Fans will not see it.
The reportedly $70 million movie (the source said the budget was actually more than $100 million), which was doing test screenings for audiences in anticipation of a late 2022 debut, would rank among the most expensive cinematic castoffs ever.
You can just picture the producer's face when they told him the movie was getting shelved:
And why, pray tell, did it get the axe?
[The test screenings] were said to be so poorly received by moviegoers that the studio decided to cut its losses and run, for the sake of the brand's future. It's a DC disaster.
You KNOW it had to be an absolute disaster for them to be willing to throw away $70 million without any attempt to re-shoot or re-edit it.
The movie was even going to feature Michael Keaton as Batman!
Relatedly, we have obtained exclusive footage of Warner Brothers "cutting its losses and running" from the utter wreckage of Batgirl:
This probably puts a damper on those plans for a standalone Poison Ivy spinoff too! Shame!
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