Warner Bros. is developing a Supergirl solo movie and it already has a writer. There's several DC movies making progress at Warner Bros. now that Walter Hamada is taking over. This has signaled a change in their approach with more fun, young, and lighthearted films being made the priorities. There's also been an emphasis put on female-led movies, whether those be Wonder Woman 1984, Birds of Prey, or Batgirl.
One character fans have been dying to see brought back to the big screen, though, is Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl. She currently has her own TV series on The CW, but that looks like it isn't enough exposure for her. Now, WB and DC are looking to bring her to theaters with a solo movie.
Deadline reports 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel has been hired to write the script for Warner Bros. and DC Films' Supergirl. There are no other details at this time, but it marks a major move by the studio to get a movie starring a Kryptonian off the ground - even if it isn't the one many would've expected.
If this wasn't clear already, this movie will have no relation to the series or version of the character played by Melissa Benoist, as confirmed by The Wrap. Should Supergirl get past the screenwriting phase, then she'll become one of a few characters to possibly exist on the small and big screen simultaneously. There's currently multiple versions of Barry Allen's Flash, with Grant Gustin playing him in the Arrowverse while Ezra Miller has the role on the big screen. Even though a different actress will play Kara, the tone will reportedly be comparable to the CW show.
While the announcement of a solo movie is slightly surprising at this stage, there's already some Supergirl lore in the DCEU. The prequel comic to Man of Steel introduced her, and the empty pod in the movie was a clue that Kara exists in the DCEU. Whether or not this movie and script actually acknowledge those ties remains to be seen. They could easily disregard them since there hasn't been explicit Supergirl set up on the screen. That will be up for Uziel to decide, with Supergirl marking the latest high-profile project for him to land - following Cloverfield Paradox, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and the Mortal Kombat reboot.
With Supergirl getting a movie, many will undoubtedly hope this means there's movement in the Krypto-sphere. Supergirl and Superman go hand-in-hand, so this would be another opportunity for Henry Cavill to appear. If his sequel ever happens, then Kara could even be introduced there should it come first. Either way, Supergirl currently looks to have a future on the big screen.
We'll bring you more information on Supergirl as it comes in.
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