Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow | I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie set to direct

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The director of Cruella and I, Tonya is in line to make one of the key films in the new-look DC Universe – Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow – according to reports.

To date, we’ve heard a few promising nuggets of information about Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow, one of several films planned for James Gunn’s new-look DC Universe. The character is set to be a departure from previous takes on the character that we’ve seen from actors such as Helen Slater and Sasha Calle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, we now have a director in place too, and the good news continues. Craig Gillespie is reportedly in negotiations to helm the film and this feels like a really good match. Whether he helms offbeat movies such as Dumb Money or I, Tonya or big studio flicks like Cruella, Gillespie brings a real verve and playfulness to his films and given that this looks like being a darker take on the Supergirl character than we’ve previously seen, perhaps this is how Gunn intends to lighten the proceedings.

At this point, that’s all we know but Gillespie’s appointment feels like a sure step forwards for the project. If Gillespie can bring in an inspired name to feature opposite Alcock as the film’s antagonist then everything will be in place creatively for a real treat, not bad considering that Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow will be lining up against some heavyweights of the DC Universe such as Superman and Batman in the first phase of the cinematic universe’s promised rollout.

“We will see the difference between Superman,” Gunn said last November, “who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl, raised on a rock, a chip off of Krypton, and who watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life and then come to Earth.”

While DC fans have already seen plenty of these kind of grimdark superhero shenanigans in the Snyderverse, we’re curious to see how James Gunn will approach such a dark topic.

Then there’s the casting. House Of The Dragon‘s Milly Alcock will play Kara Zor-El, the cousin of Superman and star of the planned movie. Alcock was excellent in the Game Of Thrones prequel series and anticipation is high for her turn in the cape as Kara Zor-El.

The script for the film was penned by Ana Nogueira who has since been appointed to write the screenplay for another DCU project, that one being Teen Titans. You can read a little more about that announced project here. We’ll bring you more on Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow as we hear it.

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