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Monday, August 6, 2018

Warner Bros. Developing SUPERGIRL Feature Film


If The Flash can be on TV and in movies, why can't the Girl of Steel?

Deadline has revealed that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are developing a feature film based on DC Comics character Supergirl.  This news follows on recent rumors that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are looking to create a new template for future Superman movies.

Little is known about the project, apart from that Oren Uziel is reportedly working on the script.  Uziel is a writer and producer, known for The Cloverfield Paradox, 22 Jump Street, Freaks of Nature, Shimmer Lake, and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog.

This will be the second attempt to adapt Supergirl for the big screen, after the 1984 film Supergirl, starring Helen Slater as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El/Linda Lee, Faye Dunaway as Selena, Peter O'Toole as Zaltar, and Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen, reprising his character from the Superman films starring Christopher Reeve.  The film was widely considered to be a box office bomb, after making only $14.3 million in North America.

Currently, the Supergirl television series starring Melissa Benoist is about to begin its fourth season on The CW.  The character was also played by Laura Vandervoort on the WB/CW series Smallville, and has also appeared a number of times in animation, including Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited (voiced by Nicholle Tom), and the Super Best Friends Forever DC Nation animated shorts (voiced by Nicole Sullivan).

Created in 1959 by Otto Binder, Al Plastino and Curt Swan, Supergirl first appeared in Action Comics (vol.1) #252 as Kara Zor-El, the daughter of Jor-El's brother Zor-El and cousin to Superman. She was the last survivor of Argo City, which had survived the destruction of the planet Krypton until meteorites of Green Kryptonite penetrated Argo City's protective barrier. Sent to Earth by Zor-El to be raised by her cousin, Kara acquired powers similar to Superman and adopted the secret identity of Linda Lee, a young girl at Midvale Orphanage. 

In the current New 52 continuity, Kara's ship lands as part of a meteor shower in Smallville, Kansas, but burrows through the Earth and emerges in Siberia. Kara has no memory of the destruction of Krypton and believes herself to be dreaming. The military tracks her arrival, and a group of American soldiers in mechanized suits immediately attack her. Her powers start emerging as the fight goes on and terrify the surprised Kara. Superman arrives after she defeats the soldiers and tries to convince Kara that he is her cousin, but Kara, still believing that only three days have passed since she last saw baby Kal, accuses him of being an imposter and attacks him. Eventually, after several battles with supervillains, including the Worldkillers, superweapons of Kryptonian design, Kara accepts that Krypton has been destroyed and that Superman is indeed her grown-up cousin.

2 comments:

  1. As Jesse and I discussed at lunch today, when is DC gonna realize that folks ain't too happy with their cinematic universe, but LOVE their TV world, and just capitalize on that? How hard is that? Are these guys that dim?

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    1. Well, quite a bit of people seemed to enjoy the Wonder Woman movie, so you expect them just to stop there? Aquaman is looking good, Shazam is looking good, Wonder Woman 2 is on the horizon, and Zack Snyder is nowhere in sight. It's okay to let yourself be hopeful again.

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