The last week has been nothing short of monumental for Warner Bros. Discovery, as the newly created conglomerate is claimed to be crafting a 10-year strategy for the DC film brand, which seems to have already taken effect with the cancellation of the direct-to-HBO-Max feature Batgirl.
In the aftermath of the shocking cancellation of the Leslie Grace-led project, the DC fanbase has voiced collective worry about other planned films and series that may be taken a toll by WB Discovery’s massive purge.
WB has not yet given director Matt Reeves the go-ahead to begin production on The Batman 2. Of course, this is a shocking move, particularly given that the 2022 film fared rather well at the box office and received even rave reviews, which is apparently becoming more unusual for a DC effort.
The good news is that The Batman 2 is still in production and on track to hit cinemas, despite having not received the green light from the higher-ups.
WB Discovery has not yet revealed its long-term strategy for the DC film brand, but changes are already being felt at this early stage. Hopefully, this is a portent of future success for the franchise, since really, it’s been a long time.
The Batman is now streaming on HBO Max.