Craig Gillespie In Talks To Direct Supergirl Movie For James Gunn’s DC Studios

The Supergirl movie has found its director!

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Craig Gillespie, known for his directorial work on Cruella and I, Tonya, is currently in discussions to helm the upcoming Supergirl movie starring House of the Dragon breakout Milly Alcock.

According to Deadline, the outlet that broke the Graig Gillespie news, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is expected to begin production after DC Studios co-head James Gunn wraps Superman. The project is being produced by Gunn and his DC Studios partner Peter Safran, with DC’s Executive Vice President Chantal Nong overseeing its production as executive producer.

The casting process for Supergirl was closely overseen by James Gunn. Given the character’s potential involvement in other DC Studios projects beyond Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, the casting decision was particularly crucial. For now, Milly Alcock’s Supergirl is expected to make her debut before her standalone movie.

Written by Ana Nogueira, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is a fresh take on Supergirl, distinct from the legacy left by previous DC Films head Walter Hamada and separate from the interconnected storyline of the previous DC film lineup, including The Flash. The film draws inspiration from a recent comic book series by Tom King and Bilquis Evely, which was published between 2021 and 2022.

Who Is Superman: Woman of Tomorrow writer Ana Nogueira?

As Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow begins to take shape under Ana Nogueira’s pen, the project is still in its early stages, with several key components yet to be finalized. The film does not have a director attached, nor has a release date been set, reflecting the recent closure of Nogueira’s deal.

Ana Nogueira may be familiar to readers from her acting stints on The Vampire DiariesThe Michael J. Fox Show and The Blacklist. Beyond her acting achievements, Nogueira has also carved out a successful career in writing. Her play Which Way to the Stage made its off-Broadway debut in 2022. She is also involved in adapting the short story Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters for Warner Bros. and 21 Laps.

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Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.