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Reckall:
It sounds strange, to me, the need to specify that "cancelled" is meant in its traditional sense and not "as a result of a twitter mob". We live in strange times.

"Batgirl" the show was a dumpster fire. I won't go into the details here but it was one of those pinnacles of wokeness that defined the "get woke, go broke" experience. Warner Bros forged on by ordering a Batgirl movie anyway. I mean, it featured a black Batgirl! (Leslie Grace)

Now WB is under new ownership and the new masters are not amused. They watched the finished movie (it lacks only some post-production work), and decided that it is "irredeemable" and will be buried.

Now, this is astounding. It was a 70 millions movie (it would seem that the budget grew out of control to $90-100 however) with Brendan Fraser, J.K. Simmons and, interestingly, Michael Keaton playing an older Batman. Today if you have a dreck in your hands you can still try to recoup something by putting it on your streaming service (HBO Max in this case). Some speculate that to cancel Batgirl entirely would allow the studio to "take a tax write-down". This still leads to the question of how bad can it be. Is it worse than "The Room"? ??? 

Anyway, two take-aways:

First, the usual suspects are already salty. #SaveBatgirl is already on Twitter. This movie had a transgender best friend! And so on.

All of the above, of course, must happen with someone else's money, as I didn't read "We will recoup your losses via GoFundMe." No one is saying "If it is true that this movie sux so much it will be black heroines and transgender friends who will take the fall, so we should be grateful." No, the movie must come out.

But it wont. It is an interesting event. "It doesn't matter if the woke crowds are restless, we won't lose any more money". Not losing money to the wokes is an unprecedented strong signal that arrives right when we are starting to see a slight move towards neutrality by, at least, some trades. For example, some of the shills who are shilling "The Rings of Power" are starting to say "Well, Tolkien fans are a bit perplexed..." Not much, but we had "toxic fans blah blah" for months. I'm seeing other small cracks here and there. We will see.

Anyway, the new owners of DCU are looking at what they have inherited from the previous management and they are seeing: "Batgirl" (killed); "The Flash" (with Ezra Miller; you can't reshoot that, so you need either to kill it too or to somehow move the spotlight away from Ezra Miller's behavior); and Aquaman 2 (with Amber Heard, that so successful frontrunner for the #MeToo movement; "Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2" has 4.5 millions signatures on Change.org; there are strong hints that she is being re-casted and we will see Emilia Clarke instead).

What an inheritance from the woke era of the DCU, uh? And someone is starting to pay attention.

HappyDaze:
Minor correction: Batwoman was the show that got canceled. Batgirl is the film. These are different characters.

Reckall:

--- Quote from: HappyDaze on August 03, 2022, 08:03:05 AM ---Minor correction: Batwoman was the show that got canceled. Batgirl is the film. These are different characters.

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You are right. Batwoman was still a dumpster fire toh :)

HappyDaze:

--- Quote from: Reckall on August 03, 2022, 08:09:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: HappyDaze on August 03, 2022, 08:03:05 AM ---Minor correction: Batwoman was the show that got canceled. Batgirl is the film. These are different characters.

--- End quote ---

You are right. Batwoman was still a dumpster fire toh :)

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Absolutely. I made it through three episodes and walked away, but that's only because I typically give anything 3-5 episodes before I walk. It got the minimum.

Reckall:

--- Quote from: HappyDaze on August 03, 2022, 08:23:32 AM ---
--- Quote from: Reckall on August 03, 2022, 08:09:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: HappyDaze on August 03, 2022, 08:03:05 AM ---Minor correction: Batwoman was the show that got canceled. Batgirl is the film. These are different characters.

--- End quote ---

You are right. Batwoman was still a dumpster fire toh :)

--- End quote ---
Absolutely. I made it through three episodes and walked away, but that's only because I typically give anything 3-5 episodes before I walk. It got the minimum.

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I walked away when in the first season she said "Batman's equipment needs to be upgraded, because I'm a woman". I'm paraphrasing but that was the idea. Episode one IIRC.

I knew that Ruby Rose ran away after season one and she was OF COURSE re-casted with a black actress (edit: this is why I mistook the movie for the show). Then the show sank. If anything, it makes for two woke/race-swap fiascoes out of two.

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