DC cinematic universe is constantly expanding, and it’s ready to welcome a new member. A movie about Supergirl is in the early stages of development, but Melissa Benoist probably won’t be playing the lead.
Modern DC fans are familiar with Supergirl aka Kara Zor-El aka Kara Danvers. She’s one of the most prominent members of the Arrowverse – fictional universe which consists of numerous TV shows currently airing on The CW. Fans of the show starring Melissa Benoist shouldn’t get their hopes up. The upcoming movie actually has nothing to do with TV series they know and love.
DC’s upcoming film is in the scripting phase and already has a writer attached. Oren Uziel is working on the first draft, adding another big blockbuster to his resume. His credits include 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox, but Supergirl isn’t the only exciting project he’s attached to. Uziel is also writing scripts for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat adaptations.
Supergirl hasn’t appeared on the big screen since eponymous 1984 film starring Helen Slater. It was the first English language superhero film to feature a woman in the lead role, but it under-performed on the box office. The success of Wonder Woman proved female-led movies can be a big success, and Supergirl already has an enormous fan following.
We’re sure she’ll fly high this time around.