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    WB Discovery merger strikes down “nearly finished” live-action Batgirl film

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 3 August - 19:24 · 1 minute

We hardly knew ye, feature-length live-action film version of <em>Batgirl</em>, and perhaps we never will.

Enlarge / We hardly knew ye, feature-length live-action film version of Batgirl , and perhaps we never will. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Warner Bros)

In response to mounting reports and rumors, the creative teams behind the upcoming straight-to-HBO-Max films Batgirl and Scoob 2: Holiday Haunt confirmed this week that both had been canceled and locked away to apparently never be released in any way, shape, or form.

The bizarre news began unfolding on Tuesday thanks to a report from the New York Post , which alleged that Batgirl , a feature-length, live-action reimagining of the DC Comics superhero that began production last year, would be outright shelved and hidden away in the wake of test screenings. The nearly complete film, which had a budget exceeding $70 million and co-starred Michael Keaton as the character of Batman for the first time in nearly 30 years, was reportedly "unspeakable" on a quality basis.

Two inevitabilities: Death (of possibly decent DC films) and taxes

Shortly after that report went live, well-placed industry rags blamed Batgirl 's cancellation on a different issue: accounting and taxes. Deadline pointed to a limited-time opportunity for new WB corporate owners Discovery, which initiated its $108 billion acquisition of Warner in May 2021 , to write off both Batgirl and the CGI animation feature Scoob 2: Holiday Haunt as a "purchase accounting maneuver." The outright cancellation would have to happen by "mid-August," according to Deadline; any other attempt to commercially release either film in any way (streaming, theatrical runs, VOD sales) would nix the accounting move.

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    Surprise : un ancien Batman reprend du service dans Aquaman 2

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Friday, 29 July - 13:30

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Jason Momoa sera accompagné par la chauve-souris pour ses prochaines aventures, mais ce n’est pas qui vous croyez…

Surprise : un ancien Batman reprend du service dans Aquaman 2

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    Marvel dit déjà au revoir à son projet de MMORPG

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Wednesday, 25 May - 17:30

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Alors que Marvel devait avoir droit à son propre jeu en ligne à la DC Universe Online, le projet part en poussière façon Thanos.

Marvel dit déjà au revoir à son projet de MMORPG

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    Bientôt plus de versions PS4 et Xbox One pour les nouveaux jeux ?

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Wednesday, 11 May - 13:00

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Ça y est, les studios commencent à annuler des versions old gen de leurs nouveaux jeux pour laisser place à la next gen.

Bientôt plus de versions PS4 et Xbox One pour les nouveaux jeux ?

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    Green Lantern de retour dans son propre film d’animation dès cette année

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Thursday, 5 May - 16:00

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Le nouveau film d’animation du héros de chez DC se dévoile dans son premier trailer et se trouve une date de sortie.

Green Lantern de retour dans son propre film d’animation dès cette année

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    Michelle Gomez is a time-traveling Madame Rouge in Doom Patrol S3 trailer

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 1 September, 2021 - 22:29 · 1 minute

Michelle Gomez is always a welcome addition to any series, whether playing the Master on Doctor Who or Madame Satan on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina . So we were thrilled to learn she was joining the cast for the upcoming third season of Doom Patrol . And now we have our first good look at her portrayal of Madame Rouge in the official S3 trailer.

(Spoilers for S2 below.)

A S3 teaser dropped a few weeks ago , largely focused on the lingering plot line from the pandemic-curtailed S2: namely, Dorothy Spinner's (Abigail Shapiro) confrontation with The Candlemaker. Dorothy, as fans will know, is Caulder's (Timothy Dalton) daughter, who has a special ability to bring imaginary friends to life. That's not so bad when it was a friendly giant beast named Manny or Herschel the giant spider. But The Candlemaker is linked to a tribal curse and is a far more insidious creature. He emerges whenever Dorothy makes a wish, and widespread slaughter is usually the result. In the S2 finale, Dorothy got her first period, marking her transition into womanhood, and The Candlemaker's powers began to manifest in the real world.

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