The Flash movie gets update as Warner Bros boss defends Batgirl axe

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Photo credit: Warner Bros.

DC's upcoming The Flash movie has received a promising update as Warner Bros also defended the recent cancellation of Batgirl.

Since its lead star, Ezra Miller, has this year been at the centre of allegations of harassment and disorderly conduct, whilst also being arrested for second-degree assault, there has been speculation about The Flash's future.

However, Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav has confirmed that the movie will be coming to cinema's (via Variety).

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Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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"We have seen The Flash, Black Adam and Shazam 2," he said during the company's Q2 earnings call on Thursday (August 4). "We are very excited about them. We've seen them. We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better."

Zaslav also went on to defend the company's decision to shelve the live-action Batgirl movie, saying: "We're not going to launch a movie until it's ready. We're not going to launch a movie to make a quarter, and we're not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it."

According to Deadline, Zaslav wanted to commit to releasing first-run feature films in cinemas before releasing them on HBO Max, which Batgirl was originally scheduled to be released on.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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However, because it wasn't considered big enough or designed to compete with tentpole theatrical releases, the company decided to shelve the project entirely rather than spending the money to expand the scope of it for cinemas.

Leslie Grace, who was set to star as the titular vigilante, broke her silence about the news yesterday (August 4), sharing: "I am proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland. I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process!

"To every Batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, 'my own damn hero!' #Batgirl for life!"

The Flash is set for a release date of June 23, 2023.

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