Maybe just maybe giant corporations are beginning to realize that they really will go broke if they continue to stay woke as Warner Brothers - which just last month sold their struggling TV network for zero dollars - has announced that their newest DC movie, BATGIRL, will not be released to theaters or to HBO Max.
It cost $70,000,000:
"The Batgirl movie has been shelved with a string of sources citing poor audience reactions to test screenings for a production that featured DC’s first trans character.
Leslie Grace starred as the superhero alongside Michael Keaton reprising his role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Warner Bros. project.
The film marked DC’s first attempt at a transgender character with actor Ivory Aquino playing Batgirl’s best friend, Alysia Yeoh, as Breitbart News reported.
It’s been claimed the film was considered “irredemable” in the eyes of studio bosses, the Independent reports.
The news comes as a surprise to fans considering Batgirl had completed production and a series of reshoots, UPI reports, however it could not escape the simple fact test audiences thought it was awful."
By cancelling a theatrical release, WB saves millions more on ads, ads which presumably would not have helped this shit burger.
It is however a bit insane that they also cancelled the HBO Max release, meaning this flick is truly shitastic.
A movie featuring a woke flat-chested Batgirl who rages against the straight white patriarchy sucked? You don't say....
Shit's one thing, but also telling your audience that they are the ones that are shit is - get this - not a great way to put buts in the seats.
Couple of other notes, as rumors are that the movie actually cost north of a $100,000,000.00 - and that was before the scheduled re-shoots. So a giant blood bath of money.
Also being noted is that Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl, has always been white but was re-cast in this movie for... reasons. No word yet on why the color blind casting also had the sexual appeal of 2 day old toast - Ertha Kit, she ain't.
Apparently not only is the film unwatchably, "unspeakably" bad, but it also irrevocably destroyed whatever sense the current DC universe has going, which is to say Robert Pattinson as Batman.
It's also apparently why David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Warner, had fired female CEO Ann Sarnov and had replaced her with... nobody (such was her usefulness).
She had apparently decided to remove the "toxic white masculinity" of both Superman & Batman by replacing them with Batgirl & Supergirl. BATGIRL apparently phase one of that awesome plan.
So while apparently the outrage mob is - get this - outraged at the cancellation, this move, plus the axing of the WB network, might actually end up saving DC.