Several movies that were previously greenlit have officially been taken down, for several reasons.
First, there’s the live action bat girl film that has been completely “set aside”. The movie was going to be a pretty huge deal as it served as a connector between HBO Max and the DC Extended Universe.
The film, which cost A$101 million to make, was recently viewed by test audiences ahead of its debut in late 2022.
But sadly, it was so poorly received by moviegoers that HBO Max decided to cut its losses and run off into the night, so to speak.
“They think an unspeakable bat girl going to be irretrievable,” a source told the New York Post.
“These tests would have been so poorly received by moviegoers that the studio decided to cut its losses and run, for the sake of the future of the brand,” the report said.
Meanwhile, another studio-related source said the decision to remove BatgirI was “not driven by the quality of the film or the commitment of the filmmakers, but by a desire for the studio’s slate of DC features to be on a blockbuster scale”.
Leslie Grace was to play the main role. (Credit: HBO Max)
The movie saw JK Simmons returning as Commissioner James Gordon, a role he played in both versions of Justice League.
He also played Michael Keatonwho played Batman in Tim Burtonit is Batman (1989) and Return of Batman (1992).
beloved actor Brendan Fraser played classic Batman villain Firefly while Aquino ivory played transgender vigilante Alysia Yeoh.
It is one of the most expensive cinematic scraps of all time.
The Next Movie To Be Dropped Is The Sequel To The 2020s Animated Sequel Scoob!.
According Hollywood journalist, the film had a budget of around AU$57 million.
Although no reason was given for the cancellation of the sequel titled Scoob! Holiday destination, the reason was speculated to be similar to the ruthless power grab of bat girl.
The 2020 animated film featured the voices of Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez and Marc Wahlburg.
And finally, the grave robber sequel starring Alicia Vikander doesn’t happen anymore either, but for a different reason.
MGM, which produced the 2018 version, lost the rights to Amazon, which will now reboot the Lara Croft story.
News of these movies being combined comes after a slew of TV series were canceled by a variety of networks, from Netflix to The CW.