Batgirl release updates: Has the DCEU movie been delayed? (Is its HBO Max release canceled?)

Batgirl is one of the many DC films on the horizon but a new report suggests that fans may have to wait a little longer for it.

The DC Extended Universe is currently in a state of flux as it attempts to figure out what its future looks like. As far as a connected universe goes, that remains up in the air, but that hasn’t stopped Warner Bros. from placing the focus on a multitude of standalone features to build the next chapter of the shared universe.

One of those films is Batgirl. Starring Leslie Grace in the title role, the film was initially expected to be released on HBO Max sometime in 2022. However, its lack of a definitive release date has cast doubts upon whether it will premiere on the streaming service before the end of the year.

Now, a new updated release schedule from Warner Bros. UK has cast further doubt on it, suggesting fans may have to wait until next year to see it.

When is Batgirl coming out?

While Batgirl was announced as being a 2022 HBO Max-exclusive release, Warner Bros. UK has confirmed that the film will be hitting theaters in the UK, but not until 2023. While this doesn’t necessarily confirm a delay in the United States, there has been speculation that it will be delayed there as well.

Michael Keaton will reprise his iconic role as Batman in Batgirl, but he will make his much-anticipated return/DCEU debut in The Flash – which has now been delayed until 2023. Taking that into account, a Batgirl delay in the US is possible but that doesn’t necessarily rule out a HBO Max release.

It’s important to remember that HBO Max is not yet available in the UK, meaning that the film would either have to find a home on a VOD service or a theatrical release. It’s clear that Warner Bros. has opted for the latter, but will that only apply in territories where the streamer isn’t an option or is Batgirl set to join Blue Beetle in becoming a theatrical release worldwide?

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