The DC Extended Universe will progress with tons of new heroes and characters, including old heroes like Leslie Grace bat girl is coming to HBO Max. Led by Mrs Miracle Directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah, Grace will bring the franchise’s take on Barbara Gordon into the expanding DC Universe, though many questions remain before its debut.
Due to the much-publicized merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery, the DCEU is in a major flux in terms of the franchise’s upcoming releases, particularly as it pertains to the streaming/theatrical debate. As yet another film set to bring back Michael Keaton’s Batman alongside Batgirl, the film has largely flown under the radar, leading many to wonder what the deal is with its imminent release.
bat girl never came with an official release date, but reports suggested it would arrive on HBO Max before 2022 ended along with both Black Adam and Shazam!: Wrath of the Gods in theatres. Now, thanks to the latest news surrounding this unique outing, the whole plan might change more than expected.
When Will Batgirl’s HBO Max Movie Release?
The release for Warner Bros.’ bat girl appears to have been pushed back to 2023 rather than coming out before the end of this year. Additionally, the film can now be released in theaters as well, rather than exclusively on HBO Max. This would have been the first DC film to use this release strategy.
The report comes from an updated release schedule sent to the UK press by Warner Bros bat girl under a section called “2023 theatrical releases” which suggests the film will hit UK cinemas next year.
This comes after previous reports suggested Warner Bros. is reassessing its release strategy and considering moving all of its films to theatrical debuts only.
What’s up with the release of Batgirl?
To put it simply, it’s clear that Warner Bros. has some obstacles to overcome when it comes to the future of the DCEU on the big and small screens.
bat girl was in a unique position from the start as it was the first film from the DCEU slated for an exclusive streaming release alongside episodic shows like John Cena’s peacemaker. No specific reason was given as to why the company chose this path, but with the merger transforming the way Warner Bros. does business, that status appears to be changing as well.
On closer inspection, this could be a move largely due to the fact that HBO Max is unavailable in many countries around the world. A theatrical release would mean that fans outside of the United States and other major centers would be able to see the film at the same time as the rest of fans – not to mention that it would also bring WB additional revenue at the box office.
Of course it is also possible bat girl will remain exclusive to HBO Max in the United States while releasing in theaters in regions where the service is not yet available.
Even if nothing is officially announced by Warner Bros bat girlWith the upcoming release of , the uncertainty surrounding the plan could be one of the biggest parts of the WB merger to keep an eye on. Should it officially make a theatrical release, it could set more in stone for the company’s DCEU strategy, but for now, the wait just lingers on to see Batgirl in action for the first time.