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Batgirl movie cancelled by Warner Bros. following poor test screenings

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Just a few months before its scheduled release, the Batgirl movie has been canceled by Warner Bros. Pictures due to poor test screenings. Reportedly budgeted at more than $70m, the movie was due to be shown, later this year, in theaters and on the streaming service, HBO Max.

The New York Post reported that the decision had followed a poor reaction to test screenings.

However, Warner Bros. said the move reflected its "leadership's strategic shift". The production was filmed entirely in Glasgow and the local council said it had brought a significant economic benefit to the city.

The film was based on the DC Comics character Barbara Gordon - or Batgirl - played by Leslie Grace.

She appeared alongside Michael Keaton as Batman, Brendan Fraser as villain Firefly, and JK Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon.

Warner Bros also confirmed that Scoob! Holiday Haunt would be scrapped, which is just gutting for us OG Scooby Doo fans.