A new piece of fan art has emerged online showing what Supergirl‘s costume could look like in the DC Extended Universe. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman released earlier this month, proving that interest in female-led superhero films is high, especially for characters that inspire audiences with hope and optimism. Those are only two of the many things that DC Films president Geoff Johns has said he wants to incorporate more of in the DCEU films.
The next chapter in the DC Comics shared universe, Justice League, sees the world’s finest heroes — currently made up of Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) — come together to repel an invasion by Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. Of course, comic book fans are anxiously awaiting the debut of characters like Shazam and Green Lantern as well. Perhaps one day Supergirl might also join the fold.
Helen Slater originally portrayed Supergirl in the character’s first live-action film in 1984, though she has since remained absent from the big screen. In 2013, audiences believed that one of the open pods in Kryptonian ship Clark Kent discovered in Man of Steel was meant as a reference to his long lost cousin, Kara Zor-El, something that was confirmed in the movie’s tie-in comic, Man of Steel Prequel #1. Although there aren’t any current plans to bring Supergirl into the DCEU, if she were to join the shared universe, her costume could look something like this (via Reddit):
Although the design falls in line with both the costume from the Supergirl TV series as well as the one from the comics, it was actually created in 2013 by JMC Graphics as a commissioned piece for Alexis Pence. The costume itself was modeled after Cavill’s Superman costume from Man of Steel, which is evident by the film’s House of El emblem as well as the darker color scheme. Of course, Warner Bros. could possibly want to take Supergirl’s costume in a different direction, to further differentiate her from her more famous cousin.
At this point, the studio has plenty of films in active development, some with writers, directors, and actors already attached. Given the popularity of The CW’s Supergirl series as well as the interest in more female-led superhero films, thanks to the overwhelming success of Wonder Woman, perhaps Warner Bros. would be interested in developing a standalone Supergirl film, or at least incorporating the character in a future Man of Steel sequel. If not, then hopefully Supergirl at least joins the Justice League in a future installment.