‘Batgirl’ Tested As Well As The First Cut Of ‘Black Adam’

Here's a gauge at how the cancelled film tested.

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The now-cancelled Batgirl movie reportedly tested as well as the first cut of Black Adam.

DC Comics fans are still reeling from the surprise announcement that the film Batgirl, which has completed production and was close to completion in post-production, was officially cancelled and will not see a release on HBO Max or on the big screen. Warner Bros. Discovery will be writing off the film for taxes, likely as a repudiation of the previous regime. In regards to how this will effect upcoming DC films, titles such as Black Adam are safe.

Some publications have reported that Batgirl was pulled not just for monetary reasons, but also because Warner Bros. Discovery was unhappy with the film’s quality. However, that may not necessarily be the case. In a Twitter space that Heroic Hollywood founder and editor-in-chief Umberto Gonzalez participated in, he explained to Erik Davis that, “Black Adam, the director’s cut of Black Adam, tested the same as Batgirl.”

What this meant for Batgirl

Batgirl was test-screened with unfinished VFX and a temporary score, and was able to score within the 60’s with audiences. This is comparable to test screenings of the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, which The Flash director Andy Muschietti was at the helm for. In regards to it testing as well as the assembly cut of Black Adam, because that film was always intended for a big screen release, it was able to have the resources needed to make some improvements and updates to the film, which director Jaume Collet-Serra confirmed was at picture lock the night before the film’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con over two weeks ago.

It remains unfortunate that Batgirl ended up falling victim to the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, and is indicative of how unfortunately chaotic the state of the DCEU has been because of the numerous regime changes over the last few years that have effected the franchise’s trajectory.

Here is the synopsis for Black Adam:

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21, 2022. Be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding the fallout from the cancellation of Batgirl, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.

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Noah Villaverde

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