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Kevin Smith Not Happy Batgirl Isn’t Going To Theaters

May 29, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In the latest edition of his Fatman Beyond podcast (via Joblo), Kevin Smith voiced his displeasure that Batgirl was going to be a streaming-only release on HBO Max instead of a theatrical film. The project was announced earlier this month, with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys For Life) directing from a script by Christina Hodson.

Smith said: “I have to call the mayor of Hollywood… What are you nuts! How is this just a streaming series and not a f***ing… Like, they got Wonder Woman. But I’m like, take Wonder, throw in Bat, take Woman off, put Girl, make the same amount of money. Like they could be printing big f*cking dollars. It’s a billion-dollar franchise if handled correctly. And you cast it right, oh sh*t… Look, there are wonderful streaming series. I’ll fight anybody who says Hacks isn’t one of the greatest f***ing series of all-time, now airing on HBO—and I’m not even a paid f***ing advocate. I’m just a big fan. But I would not have thought they would take Batgirl in this direction. Maybe a spinoff animated series sure, but that smells like a movie to me.

He later backtracked on his claim that it could be a ‘billion-dollar franchise’, but still thinks the idea of Batgirl debuting on streaming is bad movie, as she’s “one of the most iconic female superheroes from the DC universe.”

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