Forbes writer Mark Hughes revealed a new rumor today, offering a potential update for DC fans regarding the Supergirl film which is currently in development at Warner Bros. and DC Films.
Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) was revealed last year to be writing the script for the Supergirl film which will feature an origin story for Superman’s cousin Kara Zor El. According to Hughes, Kara Zor-El is potentially going to carry the Kryptonian banner on the silver screen solo for some time:
No, I’m saying in a couple of years she will have a feature film. Supergirl will be carrying the Kryptonian banner on film for a little while, from what I hear.
— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) January 17, 2019
The possibility of Supergirl dominating on the big screen could be a result of how popular the Arrowverse and DC are on Television. Fans are looking forward to seeing different DC characters to shown and represented and maybe Warner Bros. and DC are finally realizing that these characters are successful on TV for a reason. Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl has joined shows like Arrow or The Flash to positive critical reception and fans keep asking for more. Ruby Rose’s Batwoman is also a testament to that success. DC’s expansion with their streaming platform DC Universe shows capitalizing on lesser-known superheroes has already paid off.
That said, the state of affairs of the Justice League members’ films, Wonder Woman aside, may also be a reason to explain why other DC superheroes are being considered to jump on the silver screen. Especially regarding Henry Cavill’s Superman. With no news about the next Man of Steel on the horizon and Cavill focusing on other projects like Netflix’s The Witcher, maybe its time for other characters to take the spotlight.
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The DCEU will continue next with Shazam! which will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019, and will be followed by Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
We’ll update you as we know more about new DC films incoming in future months. Stay tuned on Heroic Hollywood for more!
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos