Batgirl Test Screenings Scored Similarly to Shazam! 2

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the cancellation of batgirl has left many behind in the Warner Bros. move. Discovery, wondering why they would cancel what appeared to be a near-complete movie. New information from The Hollywood Reporter sheds light on some early testing for two DC movies and what it could have meant for batgirl.

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It is stated that despite the general interest in batgirl (which would be the first Latina to star in a DC Extended Universe movie), the actual movie itself was not well received in tests. An early version of batgirl was tested with temporary VFX and score and got a score in the low 60s in his one and only test.

While the film received modest scores, low test scores are not always an indication that a film will be a total failure as many have managed to score high at the box office despite them. The report also states that the forthcoming follow-up to Shazam!, Shazam! Anger of the Gods, also tested in the 1960s during its early test screening. Due to the more “modest” budget of batgirl and the fact that it didn’t feel as theatrical as a bigger DC movie like the batter or Shazam! Anger of the Godsthe decision was made to cancel the film rather than put more money into it.

The report further states that the overarching thinking at Warner Bros. Discovery, led by CEO David Zaslav, is to make its comic books “feel theatrical” and release them in theaters, rather than making smaller films that will appear on the streaming services. . This is partly due to the monetary side of things, as The Hollywood Reporter points out that a source said it didn’t make sense for the studio to spend more than $90 million on a streaming movie that probably won’t gain more subscribers when they get less. to spend on the product.

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As for the larger DC Extended Universe, it looks like the major movies to be released in the coming years are all still on track to do so, at least for now. This includes The flash, which Rolling Stone says is still on track for a 2023 release date, despite the various issues star Ezra Miller has found herself in in recent months. With just five movies — Black Adam, Shazam! Anger of the Gods, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The flashand blue beetle – with concrete release dates as of now, it’s anyone’s guess what the future holds for the world of DC Films.