Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Supergirl Movie Officially in the Works at Warner Bros

Supergirl Movie Officially in the Works at Warner Bros

Deadline reports that Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox) is at work on the script.

While that is the extent of the substantive details, the belief is that - similar to the separate movie/television dynamic of The Flash with Ezra Miller in the movies and Grant Gustin on TV - the new cinematic Supergirl will be a different iteration from the one now played by Melissa Benoist on The CW television series. But as there's no information on the upcoming film's plot, there's no telling what hijinks Supergirl could be getting into on the big screen. Though her origin tends to be a bit muddled, Supergirl is generally known as Kara Zor-El, and she was originally sent to Earth to protect Kal-El (Superman) until her pod got knocked off course and she arrived decades after him.

Indirectly referenced, but not actually introduced, in 2013's Man of Steel, Supergirl is central to the popular multimedia franchise DC Super Hero Girls, as well as the Super Best Friends Forever animated shorts.

After the first three Christopher Reeve-starring "Superman" movies, producers spun off "Supergirl" into a 1984 film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by David Odell.

Despite a string cast featuring Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole and Mia Farrow, the film was a critical and commercial failure. There are some projects that might not adhere to the new tone (I'm looking at you, weird-ass Joker movie), but stuff like Aquaman, Shazam! and the bit of Wonder Woman 1984 we saw at Comic-Con indicate the studio has started going back on filling their films with miserable characters who all hate each other.

Wonder Woman won't be the only female DC Comics superhero on the big screen. Uziel is repped by WME and Writ Large.

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