It’s pretty clear that the DC Universe is still going through a bit of an identity crisis at Warner Brothers right now as the studio attempts to refocus after the failure of Justice League. There have been so many new movies put into development over the past year or two, the majority of them having no direct connection to the superhero team that Zack Snyder had worked so hard to assemble. This week they are adding another movie to the list which may or may not have direct ties to that series. Superman’s cousin Supergirl is reportedly about to get her own feature film even as the cinematic future of The Man of Steel himself remains uncertain. Hit the jump for more info.
According to Deadline, a Supergirl feature film is now in the works at Warner Brothers. Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox, 22 Jump Street) will pen the script but no director or producer is currently attached. We still don’t know if Superman might also appear but there have been rumours that the studio is looking to replace Henry Cavill and this might be a good way to introduce a new version of the character.
Melissa Benoist currently plays Supergirl on The CW’s TV series while Laura Vandervoort played her on Smallville in the late 2000s. Before that, Helen Slater starred in the “so bad it’s good” 1984 movie (which was just recently released on Blu-ray for the first time). No doubt Warner Brothers will be hoping to repeat some of the success of Wonder Woman as well but I don’t know that Supergirl carries quite the same cultural weight. Are you looking forward to a new Supergirl movie?