The merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery had some immediate consequences for entertainment. One of them happened with the movie batgirloriginally slated to premiere in 2022 on HBO Max, but which was eventually canceled by the studio.
Trying to imagine what we could see, if the film made it to fans, the YouTube channel’s visual effects team Digital Corridor made a trailer for the production.
Using deepfake to simulate the actors’ faces and voices, in addition to costumes similar to those used in the filming, they were able to create a look that could be very close to what would be delivered if the film were to be released. Check out!
In addition to the material recorded to make the trailer, the team also used scenes from the 1989 Batman movie, which had Michael Keaton as the protagonist. The actor reprized the role for batgirlas well as JK Simmons, who also returned as Commissioner Gordon.
Warner Bros. announced the cancellation of batgirl some weeks ago. The studio had spent approximately $90 million on production, but according to official information, public reactions to the first test screenings were pretty negative. This would have made Warner choose to shelve the project, which is now not expected to be released any further.
Leslie Grace would be the protagonist of the long. In addition to Simmons and Keaton, Brendan Fraser would also be in the film as the villain Firefly. The direction was by the duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (both from Ms. Marvel), and Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn and her Fantabulous Emancipation) signs the script for the feature.