After HBO Max and Warner Bros. announced sudden and startling cancellation of the Batgirl film – and was previously shot and in post-production, many fans are calling for the movie to be released or to be played in theaters. I have even seen jokes (but perhaps not, jokes) from people online, asking for the movie to be mailed to them so that they can get it into the people’s hands. Unlike online campaignes like #ReleaseTheSynderCut or #SaveOneDayAtATime, fans calling for Warner Bros. Discovery to #SaveBatgirl.
Leslie Grace, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser, Ivory Aquino, Jacob Scipio and the whole BATGIRL team didn’t deserve that. Their hard work deserves not to be seen #ReleaseBatgirl.
The Film Times of Batgirls (@BatgirlFilm) August 2, 2022
Generally, I opposed the hashtag campaign because of these people being annoying as hell. Why can #WarnerBrosDiscovery axe the movie that was almost finished? Hardworking people were on this movie, and now youre refusing them their work!
Nordin van Egmond (@NorthernEgmond) August 3 2022, 2022.
In today’s ABCQ investment call, top board members affirmed they won’t release projects that they don’t believe in. That’s interesting statement considering that the sexist stance of HBO Max is nosediving and its sexist nature in the new direction. In spite of the fact that we didn’t get the excuse for what happened, people were calling for a reversal of this decision. There are many comic creators, like Gail Simone who wrote a lot of Batgirl series.
If true, that’s a joke and a joke.
Gail Simone (@GailSimone) August 22nd 2022.
This is unlikely to attract anything; but as far as it goes, Zaslav and his team didn’t just rob DC fans of a highly anticipated film (anticipation that they’re rarer wins at that time), but of a chance for many people to see themselves in a high-profile position in DC. While DC released two live-action Wonder Woman movies, it would have been the first female-led film since the release. This was not only featuring an actor-favorites Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton (as Batman again, leslie Graces’ portrayal of Batgirl was the most widely played theme of a DC film, but also trans representation with Ivory Aquino playing her best friend Alysia Yeo.
(Photo: HBO, Max/DC Comics)
Here are a few news reports we saw today:
- Georgia gives embryos the ability to count as citizens and dependents for tax purposes, so it worries more doctors and tax experts.
- One of the biggest Trekkies on YouTube, Jesse Gender, talks to Jack Quaid (The Boys, Star Trek Lower Decks) (via YouTube) (The Boys, The Girls).
- In this report, the pair of TikTok and Triller allegedly scammed 300 black creators with millions of dollars promised in payments and stock.
What was the video of them today?