Another DC Project Has Been Canceled by HBO Max

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Following last week's shocking cancellation of the $90 million Batgirl movie, HBO Max has also pulled the plug on DC's Strange Adventures anthology series according to Kevin Smith in his recent "Hollywood Babble-On video" on YouTube. The decision was made after the project was in development for a few years although, unlike Batgirl, it never made it to the production phase.

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Smith was originally going to write an episode for the series alongside Supergirl writer Eric Carrasco as well as direct the installment. His episode would have seen Jimmy Olsen and Perry White being taken by Bizarro to Bizarro World.

"It feels like what was once, to me, a promising future of we are going to see a bunch of DC stuff on HBO Max," Smith said. "More DC stuff than we would see theatrically, including sh*t like Strange Adventures...gone! All of it is just f*cking gone now. I got a call the other day from Eric before all of this story broke and he was just like 'Strange Adventures is officially dead' and I was like "What the f*ck, are you serious?!'"

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He continued, "I know we haven't heard from them for a while, but I guess this goes in parts with the new moves with David Zaslav. But good lord, I thought Strange Adventures being a causality kind of made sense to me. Nobody necessarily knows these characters, it sounded like an expensive show."

The director also revealed that prior to the cancellation, he was eyeing Nicolas Cage to play Bizarro in the episode although they never had him locked in for a contract.

Considering that the new regime of Warner Bros. Discovery has been making a lot of moves recently surrounding their DC projects and is working on a "ten-year plan" for the DC franchise, it is not surprising to hear that Strange Adventures received the cancellation notice especially that we haven't heard a lot of significant updates on the project since its announcement.

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It would be interesting to see whether there are more DC projects in development that they're also going to pull the plug on as the new management is reshaping the future of the DC franchise.

Also Read: Canceled Movie Batgirl Releases New Behind-The-Scenes Image