Warner Bros have officially cancelled the theatrical & streaming release on HBO Max of upcoming DC film 'Batgirl'.

The 'Batgirl' movie was in the final stages of post production, when it was called off.

The DC film was budgeted at around $80 million, with costs rising to nearly $90 million due to COVID-19 protocols.

Batgirl has already completed shooting and was expected to arrive on HBO Max this year.

The surprising & unusual move comes after a change in leadership at Warners Bros.

The new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is prioritizing cost-cutting measures & refocusing on creating theatrical films rather than projects for streaming.

Batgirl stars Leslie Grace as the lead superheroine Barbara Gordon/Batgirl.

Movie's cast also includes Michael Keaton, J.K. Simmons, and Brendan Fraser under the direction of Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah.

“The decision to not release Batgirl movie reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe & HBO Max,” said a Warner Bros. spokesperson.

Warners Bros has also shelved the animated feature Scoob!: Holiday Haunt, which had a budget of $40 million.