The DC films have been hit or miss since Man of Steel hit theaters back in 2013 and since the shakeup in leadership, several more films have been in development. Among these stories, is another famed Kryptonian by the name of Supergirl looks to be hitting the silver screen sooner than expected.
According to THR, Warner Brothers is shifting some of its focus onto the cousin of Superman. Actress Helen Slater first portrayed Supergirl on the big screen in 1984. Since then Melissa Benoist has donned the cape on The CW with the series looking to soon debut is 4th season. The success of the TV series along with a new demand for strong female heroes to get their own films sets Warner Brothers up for another hit franchise.
So far DC’s boys haven’t faired so well with critics or the box office. But the first lady of DC, Wonder Woman took audiences by storm and was arguably one of the best films of 2017. Director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot look to outdo themselves once again in Wonder Woman 1984 looking to release next year. Harley Quinn, who was introduced in the less than stellar suicide squad, is also getting a Birds of Prey film where she’ll be joined by other ladies of DC in a bold attempt to keep this cinematic universe at pace with Marvel’s. This definitely seems like perfect timing for the world to get Supergirl back on the big screen.
It was first reported last month that a Supergirl movie was in development at Warner Brothers. Oren Uziel, writer of 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox, is penning the script for Kara Zor El’s solo endeavor. No one else has been attached so far but its safe to expect more names becoming available now that focus has shifted to bring this iconic hero back to the movies.
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