New Supergirl Movie In The Works

Supergirl (comics)

by James White |
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With the portrayal of characters such as The Flash on both the big and small screens, Warner Bros. has some history bringing multiple iterations of heroes to life. Add another potential to the list, as the studio and its DC production team have writer Oren Uziel developing a script for Supergirl.

Kara Zor-El in the comics and various other adaptations, is the biological cousin of Superman's Kal-El and in her origin story, escaped Krypton before its destruction as he did. She's famously been brought to cinema screens before in the 1984 Supergirl starring Helen Slater, who these days is more associated with the TV version, set in the successful "Arrowverse" that includes multiple superhero shows, including one featuring Kara, and played by Melissa Benoist. That series is launching its fourth season this autumn, but as with Grant Gustin on TV and Ezra Miller in movies such as Justice League, Benoist isn't expected to play Kara in the new project.

It's still early days – Warner Bros. has yet to assign a producer, let alone a director to the movie, and we're a long ways from casting. But Warners is now doubt hoping that it can channel some of the ebullience that comes with the character, fully exploited by the TV version, and bring more of the lighter-but-still-dramatic tone of Wonder Woman to the DCEU.

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