DC is having a very good time of it in the movie business as of late. Not only has Robert Pattinson been confirmed to star as Batman in three solo movies directed by Matt Reeves, but now there are reports that a Supergirl solo movie will begin production in early 2020.
This Supergirl movie has come about after it was reported earlier this year that all future Superman projects have been shelved following rumored disputes with current Superman actor Henry Cavill. Instead, Warner Bros. is focusing on Superman’s younger cousin, Supergirl, as their main Kryptonian hero within their DC cinematic universe. Apparently, the franchise will begin with a solo movie likely to be coming soon, given the rumored production date.
The untitled Supergirl movie will tentatively begin production around the same time as Matt Reeves’ The Batman wraps up filming, meaning this new movie may be the next focus for Warner Bros. to promote in terms of casting and story details.
Supergirl has had one cinematic outing prior to this upcoming movie in the 1984 Jeannot Szwarc movie starring Helen Slater. The movie was received negatively by critics, fans and at the box office, failing to live up to the critically-acclaimed Christopher Reeves’ Superman movies, in which Supergirl was marked as a direct spin-off.
In recent years, the Girl of Steel has found a fan-following on the small screen with the originally NBC but now CW series Supergirl as part of the DC TV Universe, dubbed the Arrowverse after its pioneer series Arrow. Melissa Benoist has filled the boots of the Last Daughter of Krypton for the past 4 years first appearing in late 2015.
Rumored to be appearing as a plot device in James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad, it is unknown at this point whether or not this new solo movie will be Kara Zor-El’s debut in the DC movie universe. It’s possible that an appearance in The Suicide Squad will serve as a tease for her origin movie, akin to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz, Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Rhona Mitra as Mercy Graves, and Brent Spiner as Vice President Baker. Check out the synopsis below:
“Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth from Krypton as a 13-year-old by her parents Zor-El and Alura. Krypton was exploding, and Kara’s parents sent Kara in a spacecraft to Earth after her cousin. Kara was meant to protect her infant cousin Kal-El, but her spacecraft was knocked off course and forced into the Phantom Zone, where it stayed for 24 years. By the time the spacecraft crash landed on Earth, Kal-El had grown up and become Superman. The series begins eleven years later when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to embrace her powers and has adopted the superheroic alias “Supergirl”.”
Supergirl will return with a fifth season on The CW.
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