Supergirl is going up, up, and away. To the big screen, that is.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers and DC Films are planning to develop a film based on the popular character. Oren Uziel, who co-wrote 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox, will pen the script.
Kara Zor-El is Superman’s older cousin, who arrived later on Earth than him and remained in stasis. The explanations of the why and how change with each revised backstory. In some, her city of Argo lived on for a couple years past Krypton’s death. In others, she was trapped in the Phantom Zone. She was in an angel in one, that was kind of weird.
The character first appeared in 1959 and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. She appeared on and off in Action Comics until receiving her own solo title in 1972.
Supergirl was originally spun-off into a movie in 1984, which starred Helen Slater as the titular character. Currently, Melissa Benoist plays Supergirl in the popular CW series which is set to go into its fourth season.
Currently, there is no one in the running for the role on the big screen. We’re presuming that much like how Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen on TV and Ezra Miller plays the character in film, something similar will happen with Supergirl.
WB/DC are developing several female-fronted superhero films: Birds of Prey, Batgirl, and a untitled Harley Quinn standalone feature.
The next WB/DC film will be Aquaman which hits the big screen on December 21st. Supergirl, the TV series, returns Sunday, October 14th at 8/7c on the CW.
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