After Batgirl’s Cancellation, Supergirl Might Be In Trouble Too

After Batgirl’s surprise cancellation, all eyes are on Supergirl…and apparently it’s not looking good.

According to Rolling Stone, the Warner Bros. Discovery goes further than DC’s next Batgirl movie – it’s likely to affect other superpowered projects as well.

“Supergirl, which is in development, is not likely to move forward,” insiders familiar with the project said.

A Supergirl movie is in the works at Warner Bros. since her announcement in 2018. Since then, 26-year-old Sasha Calle has been cast in the title role of Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl. While fans have been going wild recently after seeing her in the Supergirl costume, it looks like the upcoming film is also in danger of being canned.

The new Supergirl was set to make her big screen debut in the upcoming Flash solo film starring Ezra Miller, with her own solo film to follow later. But now that movie is unlikely to happen, it apparently casts serious doubts on his appearance in The Flash as well.

It looks like Batgirl’s cancellation has profound implications for the struggling studio, which has also begun dropping HBO Max Originals from its online streaming service.

Of course, Supergirl isn’t the only superhero nervously eyeing the chopping block — DC has also had previous commitments for a Blue Beetle movie starring Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña, and the planned Black Canary movie starring Jurnee Smollett.

All DC movies and series affected by the Warner Bros. merger. Discovery

You have to wonder if these projects will go ahead and what other DC projects are in the pipeline. Either way, it looks like Warner Bros. Discovery is in for a big shake-up, with beloved DC properties unsure where they stand.

Despite cancellations and uncertainty, Joker 2 continues with Joaquin Phoenix reprising the role of Arthur Fleck. But that was to be expected – after all, with 11 Oscar nominations and a box office gross of over $1 billion, a sequel was inevitable.

It remains to be seen what will become of the rest of the DCEU. Want to know more about the redesign of Warner Bros. Discovery? We break down exactly what happened to Batgirl and take a look at which other DC heroes face the axe.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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