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Industry observers noticed that Comic-Con 2022 went by without any mention of Batgirl. 

This Warner Bros. film was shot over the winter and is due to be released in 2023. 

Today's entertainment news outlets, The Wrap and The New York Post report that Warner Bros. and DC Films decided not to release the film on any platform or in theatres, despite being in the final stages.

Wikipedia's list of unreleased American movies isn't very long. However, the flicks listed there usually have a reason -- check out the 1994 Fantastic Four or Netflix's shelved Bill Cosby77. 

The Post reports that this film will join them because of new Warner Bros. 

Discovery executive David Zaslav and new Warner Bros. head Michael De Luca seeking to cut costs and focus on movies made for theatres instead of straight-to-streaming. 

Adil El Abi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) directed Batgirl, which stars Leslie Grace (In the Heights) in the title role.

The Post quoted a source who said that Warner Bros. believed the movie was "imperable" after receiving poor reviews from test audiences.

In early 2020, DC Films President Walter Hamada presented the prior strategy. 

It was designed to take on Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe and create two new universes: the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and the DC Films multiverse. 

They planned to release four movies yearly in theatres, with one or two other films reserved for HBO Max. 

But unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic soon struck the world and disrupted the release schedule.

One of the biggest promises made by HBO Max was DC films. This included a director's cutting of Zack Snyder's Justice League. 

However, rolling Stone recently reported that "Snyder Cut" hype was led mainly by bots using inauthentic accounts. 

This might make it a bit more challenging to save Batgirl.