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Leslie Grace Shares Behind-the-Scenes Video of ‘Batgirl’

Batgirl star Leslie Grace shared a video on her TikTok that featured behind-the-scenes clips from the scrapped DC film. The 15-second video opens on a shot of the actress with her smeared Batgirl makeup on, includes clips of her practicing her fight scenes and stunts and goofing around on the set of the project, alongside […]

DC Chief Search Continues as Dan Lin No Longer in Talks for Top Job

Dan Lin will not be accepting the keys to the DC kingdom. The producer was in negotiations to assume the expansive role encompassing film and television for the comic book brand, but talks broke down in recent days. Sources say a number of factors complicated talks with Warner Bros. Discovery, with a chief sticking point […]

DC’s New Superhero Xolo Maridueña on ‘Blue Beetle,’ ‘Cobra Kai’ and Keeping His Cool

Xolo Maridueña was freaking out. The 21-year-old Cobra Kai star had been invited to lunch with DC Films chief Walter Hamada and Warners executive Galen Vaisman. Maridueña figured the lunch had something to do with DC’s upcoming superhero project, Blue Beetle, which was set to become the first movie led by a Latino actor. Maridueña previously […]

DC’s Kevin Feige Found? Producer Dan Lin in Talks to Take Control of Film, TV for Superhero Arm

Has the new head of DC has been found? Dan Lin, the executive-turned-producer who counts hits such as the live-action Aladdin, The Lego Movie, and the It horror movies among his credits, is in talks to take the role of DC chief, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The role would encompass overseeing not just […]

Secret ‘Batgirl’ Screenings Hit the Warner Bros. Lot (Exclusive)

Batgirl won’t be flying onto HBO Max screens, but a select group of insiders is getting to see the film during secret screenings on the Warner Bros. lot this week, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. They are said to be for people who worked on the movie, both cast and crew, as well as representatives […]

‘Batgirl’ Directors Reveal They Have No Footage of Shelved Film, Still Hope for Release One Day

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the Belgian filmmakers behind the recently shelved Batgirl movie, have revealed they don’t have any footage of the film saved but are still hopeful that one day the film will be finished and released. In a new interview for the SKRIPT YouTube channel, Arbi and Fallah offered more details, […]

Warner Bros. Weighing Fate of ‘The Flash’ as Its Ezra Miller Problem Grows

The fate of Warner Bros.’ The Flash hangs in the balance as actor Ezra Miller continues to make headlines for their controversial behavior and various arrests. An outright shelving of the film is not off the table, though it would be a last resort. Warners — and its new parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery — had hoped to […]

DC Films “Reset” Adds More Confusion for Warner Bros.’ Slate

“We’ve done a reset.” That’s how Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav described DC on Aug. 4, days after he made the call to shelve the $90 million HBO Max film Batgirl. The mogul said there’d now be a team that would create a “10-year” plan for DC, although who’s on that team is unclear. […]

DC Films’ Walter Hamada Was on the Brink of Exit After ‘Batgirl’ Cancellation

Amid the shelving of the HBO Max film Batgirl and the clear desire of Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav to find new leadership for the DC universe, DC Films president Walter Hamada has come to the verge of exiting the studio and consulted with counsel, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Hamada has now agreed […]

‘Batgirl’ Debacle Pushes DC Back Once Again

Warner Bros. isn’t in the business of making bad movies. At least, that’s the common refrain on social media now that David Zaslav, chief executive of the newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery, is in charge. What seems to be a more accurate assessment is that Warner Bros. isn’t in the business of making movies that […]

Behind the Cancellation of ‘Batgirl’

On Tuesday, Batgirl filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were in Morocco, where they had recently celebrated El Arbi’s wedding at a bash attended by guests such as their Bad Boys for Life star Will Smith. In the afterglow of the happy occasion, they received the stunning news that their upcoming DC film Batgirl […]

Sharon Stone Joins DC’s ‘Blue Beetle’ as Villain

Sharon Stone is headed to the DC universe with a role in Blue Beetle. The Oscar-nominated actress will play the villain in the piece, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Stone, whose character Victoria Kord is a new creation for the film, previously journeyed into the DC realm with a role in the ill-fated 2004 Halle Berry […]