Supergirl Had A Place In Zack Snyder's DCEU

Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill with Supergirl

Director Zack Snyder had plans to bring Supergirl into the DC Extended Universe that he first established with Man of Steel, although it's unclear if the recently announced solo movie for the Girl Of Tomorrow will build off of his designs. Indeed, since his departure from Justice League, the future of the DCEU in regards to Snyder's vision is increasingly murky.

What may well be in the future at Warner Bros. is a Supergirl movie, with speculation running wild after a recent report. Fans immediately wondered if the movie would star Melissa Benoist, who plays the role of Kara Zor-El in the Supergirl television series on The CW, and how it would connect to Henry Cavill's Man of Steel.

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Whatever shape the Supergirl film, which currently has 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel handling the screenplay, will take may be up in the air, but what's important is that this isn't the first time Kara Zor-El has been brought to the DCEU. In fact, she's been a tangential part since before even Batman.

The Man of Steel Prequel Comic Introduced The DCEU's Kara Zor-El

In 2013, a Man of Steel prequel comic (with a story by Snyder, screenwriter David Goyer and then DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns) told the story of Kara's life on Krypton and revealed how she came to Earth long before the events of the movie.

This Kara Zor-El was an inductee of the Explorers' Guild and an aspiring space pilot. Kara graduated with honors and was awarded Krypton's highest honor, the Star of Rao, for both her sterling academic record and for capturing Dev-Em - a classmate who killed her boyfriend and tried to murder Kara in a bid to eliminate his competition for one of four new positions in the Explorers' Guild. Kara was quickly appointed to a command post on one of 1000 starships - each equipped with a copy of the Growth Codex that created all Kryptonians - that would leave Krypton forever, as part of a "great age of expansion" that would build Kryptonian colonies on other worlds.

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Not all of Krypton's High Council was pleased by the idea of Krypton establishing a presence on other worlds, however, and they sought to undermine it in a small fashion by freeing Dev-Em and allowing him to hide on Kara Zor-El's starship. Dev-Em killed the rest of crew while they were in suspended animation and changed the course of the ship, intending to start his own New Krypton with the woman who ruined his plans forced to serve him. Naturally, the independently-minded Kara had other ideas and the two struggled, wounding each other as the ship crashed in the Arctic region of prehistoric Earth. The comic concluded with a figure leaving the crashed ship, though it was not clear if the survivor was Kara Zor-El or Dev-Em.

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