After Batgirl’s surprise cancellation, all eyes are on Supergirl… and it doesn’t seem to be a good thing.
According to The rolling stoneWarner Bros. Discovery’s shakeup extends beyond just DC’s upcoming Batgirl movie — it’s likely to affect other high-powered projects as well.
“Supergirl in development is likely to move forward,” said people familiar with the project.
A Supergirl movie has been in development at Warner Bros. since it was announced in 2018. Sasha Calle, 26, has since been cast in the lead role of Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl. While fans recently went wild after seeing her in a Supergirl costume, it looks like the upcoming film is also in danger of being canned.
The new Supergirl was set to make her big-screen debut in the upcoming Flash solo movie starring Ezra Miller, with her own solo movie to follow. But now it’s unlikely that the film will happen, which seems to put her appearance on The Flash in serious doubt.
The cancellation of Batgirl appears to have major ramifications for the troubled studio, which has also begun dropping HBO Max Originals from its online streaming service.
Of course, Supergirl isn’t the only superhero nervously eyeing the chopping block, with DC also previously committing to a Blue Beetle movie starring Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña and a planned Black Canary movie starring Jurnee Smollett.
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You have to wonder if these projects will go ahead and what other DC projects are in the firing line. Either way, it looks like Warner Bros. The Discovery is going through a major shake-up, and the beloved DC features are uncertain where they are.
Despite the cancellations and uncertainty, Joker 2 is still going ahead, with Joaquin Phoenix returning as Arthur Fleck. But that’s to be expected – after all, with 11 Oscar nominations and over $1 billion at the box office, a sequel was inevitable.
What happens with the rest of the DCEU remains to be seen. Want to know more about Warner Bros. A replacement for Discovery? We find out what happened to Batgirl and see which other DC heroes face the axe.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him further Twitter.