Supergirl Movie Reportedly In Danger Of Being Scrapped After Batgirl

Batgirl might not have been the only superhero movie that Warner Bros. Discovery is looking to scrap, as rumors are now circulating that Supergirl is in danger. Warner Bros. Discovery's shocking bombshell to cancel the release of the planned Batgirl movie after it was fully shot has still left many processing the news and wondering why the decision was made. Following the Batgirl and Wonder Twins cancellations, as well as the onslaught of The CW DC series that were cancelled, it appears to fans that no DC property is safe.

Before the merger, Warner Bros. had previously announced multiple potential DC films, both for theatrical release and to stream on HBO Max. Those included films based on Zatanna, Static Shock, Black Canary, and a new Superman reboot with a black lead, set to be written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by J.J. Abrams. This was all part of Warner Bros.' plans to embrace the DC brand as a multiverse, with various different projects being developed and the multiverse getting a big push in the upcoming The Flash movie. Set to be introduced in The Flash was Sasha Calle as Supergirl, who was rumored to be getting her own spinoff film afterwards.

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Those plans now may have changed, as Rolling Stone reports the Supergirl solo-film starring Calle has likely been scrapped. The movie was set to spin out of the events of The Flash, which is still officially on track to open in 2023, so it is unknown why the film would be cancelled. While no official word has been made on the status of the project, with all the news recently coming out about Warner Bros. Discovery's CEO David Zaslav's plans for the company, Supergirl's future doesn't look bright. Nothing has been confirmed by the studio at this time.

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If Warner Bros. cancels Sasha Calle's Supergirl movie in addition to Batgirl, it means the studio has axed two Latina-led DC superhero movies, which is certainly not a good look for the studio. Both films were also heavily tied to The Flash, as Batgirl was also set to star Michael Keaton as Batman following his return the DCEU blockbuster. This is certainly a troubling trend and might sadly be an indicator that Warner Bros. Discovery sees other DC films led by people of color, such as Static Shock and Blue Beetle, as not broad enough for their plans.

This also may indicate future plans for The Flash. With the recent report that Ben Affleck plays Batman in Aquaman 2, replacing a cameo originally intended for Keaton that had to be reworked following The Flash's delay, Supergirl's status in the DCEU now seems up in the air. No word yet on if Henry Cavill will ever return as Superman, but Zaslav has previously mentioned Superman as a high priority. Supergirl might be cancelled to put focus on a new Superman movie, as the studio executive might think there is only room for one Kryptonian at the box office.

2022-08-06T11:15:43.000Z

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