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Warner Bros. reportedly canceled Batgirl movie after poor screen test

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Warner Bros. has reportedly shelved its upcoming Batgirl film after poor screen-testing results.

The DC film, which was set to feature Hollywood stars Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser, JK Simmons and Leslie Grace, was being filmed entirely in Glasgow.

The estimated cost of production was reportedly $70 million (£57.6 million) and the film was due for release in late 2022.

The DC film, which was set to feature Hollywood stars Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser and JK Simmons, was being filmed entirely in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Archive).

But after test screenings the studio decided to suspend production altogether, and it will no longer appear in theaters or on the streaming service HBO Max, according to American publication The New York Post.

It comes after several cast and crew members, including Grace and co-star Ethan Kai, as well as directors Adil El Arabi and Bilal Fallah, were filming in Scotland.

In January, Glasgow’s Trongate area was transformed into the famous Gotham City by set builders, with alterations to shop fronts and police cars.

In January, Glasgow’s Trongate area was transformed into the famous Gotham City by set builders, with alterations to shop fronts and police cars (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Archive)

Batgirl was due to focus on Barbara Gordon, played by Grace, the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.

DC has been contacted for comment.

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