Plot Details of Canceled Batgirl Movie Reveal Flash and Catwoman Connections

bat girl has been the main talking point among DC fans in recent days due to the film’s unceremonious cancellation at Warner Bros. Discovery. The movie was supposed to play In the heights The actress starred Leslie Grace as the titular hero alongside a stellar cast that included Michael Keaton as Batman, JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Brendan Fraser as the film’s villain, Firefly.

In an official statement, Warner Bros. revealed that the studio had decided to cancel bat girl because of his “strategic change” pointing out that it had nothing to do with the performance of the cast and crew. Another Deadline report also claimed that “the film was tested once, and the result was not so bad” considering it was a cut that included temporary visual effects.

Now some surprising new details about bat girlDrug tests have appeared online.

More details on the canceled Batgirl movie

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In the latest episode of The Town podcast, Hollywood insider Matt Belloni revealed that he recently spoke with someone who saw a screening of bat girl, revealing new details about the film.

While admitting his source was trying to figure out what the ending was, Belloni shared that Batgirl’s “The stakes are small.” describing the villainous Firefly as “just a guy in a suit:”

“My guy said it was pretty much done, there was CGI at the end, they were trying to figure out what the ending was, but like the fundamentals here… the stakes are small. Firefly is just a guy in a suit, who may or may not have killed Batgirl’s mother in the beginning, there was a fire or something, I don’t want to go into plot details. Which he said was very convoluted, it involved multiple boyfriends and mob bosses.”

Belloni also disclosed that bat girl includes a reference to Jason Todd and an easter egg involving Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman mask:

“There may or may not be a reference to Jason Todd, who’s a great character in the DC Universe. But there’s no Robin in this movie. They show Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman mask, which is a pretty little Easter egg. Although Michelle Pfeiffer is not in the film.

Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman
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The insider went on to say that Batgirl is ready “in-universe after the next Flash movie,” noting that it served as “DC Universe Reset:”

“It’s set in the universe after the next Flash movie, which is sort of a DC Universe reset, and Michael Keaton is there because he’s in The Flash as Batman. It’s also weirdly a Christmas movie, for some reason. So this movie probably won’t be released until the holidays next year.

In the same podcast episode, Belloni also shared, via ScreenRant, that screening audiences agreed the film wasn’t big enough to receive a theatrical release, describing it as something that “played like a TV pilot” and even comparing it to Fox dark phoenix film:

He’s someone who was in the test screening a few months ago where they were trying to figure out what to do with this movie and I called him and we talked and he said after the screening the executives DC’s Walter Hamada and some of the others out there ask the audience, “Did that sound great to you?” and clearly they were trying to figure out if it felt like it deserved a theatrical release and the consensus definitely wasn’t. He said it played like a TV pilot, the stakes were very low… He said it sounded a bit like Dark Phoenix.

Will DC make another Batgirl movie in the future?

With the stakes being small to the television pilot and dark phoenix comparisons, bat girlThe test screening reactions are brutal, and these were a crucial factor in the film’s eventual cancellation. While many would agree that bat girl The filmmakers and actors haven’t created an inferior movie that doesn’t deserve to be released, unfortunately audience feedback is invaluable in this kind of situation.

However, the revelation that the film included a tribute to Tim Burton’s Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman Return of Batman is welcome, given the iconic portrayal of the actress in the 1992 DC film. Although the insider shared that Pfeiffer did not appear in the film, it would still have been a perfect tribute for the actress and the character.

For those who closely follow the news of bat girlmovie link with the flash isn’t surprising, especially after set photos revealed Michael Keaton’s Batman involvement. Still, it would have been confusing for a casual audience to know why Keaton’s Caped Crusader instead of Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight is involved in the film, given that the latter was the DCEU’s definitive Batman.

the flash serving as a starting point for “DC Universe Reset” is a no-brainer since the Scarlet Speedster’s ability to time travel gives the franchise a fresh start. It is possible that Warner Bros. uses the film as a launching pad for their “10 year plan” to completely reset everything, and unfortunately, bat girl and other DC properties are no longer part of this new beginning.

Andrea G. Henderson