Another attempt to get Supergirl off the ground is in the works with Ana Nogueira returning for another crack at Kara Zor-El.
Ever since James Gunn and Peter Safran announced their plans for the new look DC Universe, we’ve known that a Supergirl film would be be coming and now it seems that the project has a writer attached to it. Actress and playwright Ana Nogueira has signed a deal to pen the script for Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow.
This isn’t Nogueira’s first crack at Supergirl either, according to reports. When a different version of the character (played by Sasha Calle) was introduced in this year’s The Flash, much like Michael Keaton’s Batman from that film, the original plan was to further integrate the character into future projects, including a solo movie. While those plans would be shelved when Gunn and Safran came on board, the script for that proposed project is said to have been written by Nogueira. The character also appeared on cinema screens in 1984, portrayed by Helen Slater (you can see the retro title for that version of the character pictured above).
However, Gunn must have liked what he saw from Nogueira’s original script as she has seemingly been invited back and if reports (like The Hollywood Reporter's) are accurate, also been handed an overall writing deal at DC. That’s all pretty fresh news though, so it may be some time before we hear any more from the project, such as who might be directing it. Gunn has said in the past, regarding the character:
“Superman is a guy sent to Earth and raised by loving parents, where Supergirl in this story, she is a character raised on a chunk of Krypton. She watched everybody around her perish in some terrible way, so she’s a much more jaded character.”
Little else is known about the direction of the project, apart from suggestions that it will be an epic revenge story based upon Tom King’s 2021 comic mini-series. We’ll bring you more updates on this one as we hear it but as of right now, it doesn’t have a scheduled release date on the DCU’s expansive release slate which already runs as far as summer of 2025, although there are lots more projects (including Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow) in the pipeline beyond that point.