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Warner Brothers Spoil the Production on Batgirl: Spoiled

Written by Zechs on Monday, November 18 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Warner Brothers Spoil the Production on Batgirl: Spoiled

The creative minds behind the series have halted production due to Warner Brothers issuing a take-down notice on their crowd-funding attempt.

With the "toxic" character finally set to return next year to DC Comics comes another blow to Stephanie Brown fans. This time, production has halted (possiblity temporarily) on the fan series Batgirl: Spoiled which featured the character as Batgirl (along with other DC characters such as Oracle, Penguin, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and others that were teased to appear in future installments as shown in the video below).

This past Friday, they posted this on their Facebook page:

As of yesterday afternoon our IndieGoGo has received a take-down notice from Warner Brothers. Thus our crowdfunding campaign is canceled. We are working directly with IndieGoGo to make sure all those who donated to the campaign are refunded. We don't know yet how long this will take as of this posting, but we are working to make it as expedient as possible.

Considering this development Batgirl: Spoiled is going to go on a temporary, possibly permanent hiatus while we consider the fiscal and legal ramifications of going forward. If and when we have updates you can expect them here.

To be clear, we always knew this was a possible outcome of our series, and in recent months similar series with various IP have run into this same issue. We hold no ill will toward WB for this action, as it was their legal right. We were only borrowing the story from WB/DC they had every right to ask for it back.

This is a risk we took when we came together to make this series years ago, and we knew some day this might happen and well its happened and we're moving on. We'll have new projects in the future, and maybe one day Batgirl will again be on that list, and we'll be happy to see you all there when and if that happens.

Until then... speaking on behalf of everyone who made Batgirl: Spoiled over the past few years, thank you for your fandom, and thank you for your support. We will make a more lengthy statement in video form in the next few days / weeks on the YouTube page.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, and (perhaps only temporarily) Batgirl: Spoiled signing off...


This is the first time this reporter can recall of Warner Brothers having gone after a fan series. Though, given this was a crowdfunding attempt the creators of the fan series were attempting, money was involved. It seems only logical, no matter how innocent the intentions of the fan series, that Warner Bros might need to defend their copyright. The same plight came upon the recent fan-film about the Punisher, The Dead Can't Be Distracted, that was to adapt the opening story arc by Greg Rucka. 

It should be noted as well that this fate didn't befall that other REDACTED fan-film Dirty Laundry which starred the third best actor who played REDACTED. I can't help it. I'm a fan of Ray Stevenson and Dolph Ludgren was an under-rated REDACTED. Anyway, we'll keep you updated if there are any further developments.



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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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