John Oliver has targeted Warner Bros over the cancellation bat girl.
The 45 year old Last week tonight The host criticized his network’s parent company’s decision to defer the Leslie Grace film as a tax write-off.
During a segment on unused Covid-19 vaccines, Oliver said: “We leave the vaccine sitting unused on a shelf in our reserves like an expired Chobani or a $90 million film on HBO Max.
“By the way, hello, new business daddy,” he added. “Seems like you’re doing a really great job. I have a vague feeling that you are going to burn my network down for the insurance money, but I’m sure this will all pass.”
On Tuesday (2 August) it was announced that Warner Bros had decided to shelve the film due to a changing regime behind the scenes.
It was claimed that the film was set to hit theaters despite being made for HBO Max but was considered “uncollectible” in the eyes of studio bosses.
However, accThe New York PostThe film was scrapped entirely due to a skyrocketing budget of more than $100m (£81.9m) and negative test screenings – and will no longer be released anywhere.
The wrap claims that Warner Bros Discovery bosses, led by David Zaslav, sensed it bat girl wasn’t the theatrical film they wanted for their DC movies since it was made for a streaming service.
It is also reported that Warner Bros is actively hoping to work with the film’s directors and cast for another project.
Many people incl bat girl Directors Grace and director Kevin Smith have commented on the film’s cancellation.
Directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah said they were “sad and shocked by the news”.
“We still can’t believe it. As directors, it is crucial that our work is shown to audiences and while the film was far from finished, we wish fans around the world had had the opportunity to see and enjoy the finished film for themselves.” they said. “Maybe one day they will become Insha’Allah.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/john-oliver-batgirl-warner-bros-b2141205.html John Oliver Slams Warner Bros For Canceling Batgirl: ‘Burning Down My Network’