Batgirl Won’ multiple sources revealed that this week Will be flying on the HBO Max screen, but a select group of insiders will be watching the film during Warner Bros’ secret screening this week Hollywood reporter. They are said to be for the people who worked on the film, including the cast and crew, as well as representatives and executives.
Described by a source as a “funeral screening,” held before the film is sent to an undisclosed afterlife, footage is locked in a vault, either physical cal or digital .
August 2, Batgirl became When news broke that the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, chose to scrap $02 Millions of DC movies for tax cuts. (The CEO of the newly merged company is seeking $3 billion in cost savings.)
Batgirl When Warners canceled the project, post-production was deep, but still far from complete, with temporary visual effects and a soundtrack. The film had previously had a test screening, and it was the only time the public had seen the cut.
Q&A Batgirl will be the next Zack Snyder’s Justice League , a film that was later eliminated. But Batgirl because Varies for a variety of reasons, sources note. JUSTICE LEAGUE NOT TAX WRITTEN – DOWN studio. It’s in theaters, and there’s no legal reason why an alternate version shouldn’t exist in the future. If the studio were to release Batgirl , it would violate the rules that allow Warner Bros. Exploring companies to claim tax breaks. Said that they personally do not have access to any footage, although sources say some players associated with the project may have footage on their personal drives . By contrast, when Snyder left the Justice League In the spring of 865, he left Warner with a laptop A rough, four-hour cut of the film, which he later completed after a years-long campaign by fans to see his version of the film.
Generally speaking, studios don’t get the full tax deduction right away on a loss-making project, but a percentage immediately and the rest over a few years. That’s because it’s unclear how much a project might gain (or lose) on cable and other platforms over its lifetime.
Some sources have suggested that Warners may take drastic action to actually destroy their Batgirl The footage serves as a way to prove to the IRS that the item will never have any income, so it should be entitled to full of writing – come down right now. Other sources dispute the concept, noting that there are other projects that still have the camera locked in and will never see the light of day, such as HBO’s first Game of Thrones spinoff pilot, Blood Moon , an hour TV show Not even the author George RR Martin . Warners may also decide in the future Batgirl is worth the release and repayment of the government’s tax obligations.
Leslie Grace plays Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the movie, which should be one of those pushes as former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Killard A part of the streaming service that made several modest budget DC projects directly for HBO Max. Zaslav, who took over the combined company in April, has reversed that strategy and is pushing Warner to refocus on theater.
and Batgirl was in the spotlight for being killed, and it wasn’t the only film that fell prey to Zaslav’s tax-cut strategy.
Scooby-Doo! Holiday Haunted , another soon-to-be-finished film, with CANCELLED SAME DAY) Batgirl , quietly had her own funeral screening at the Warner Lot last week.
Ashley Cullins contributed to this story.
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