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Supergirl Film In The Works

Supergirl #14 Cover by Jose Luis

Supergirl May Fly Back Onto the Big Screen For Worlds of DC

According to Variety, Supergirl may be joining the DC superheroes who have a TV and film interpretation by Worlds of DC.  They have hired Oren Uziel (who wrote the script for the 21 Jump Street sequel, 22 Jump Street) to write the script. However, the film does not have a producer yet. Therefore, it is barely a doodle on the drawing board. 

Worlds of DC Supergirl
Supergirl

Supergirl joined the current Worlds of DC lineup in 2015. Melissa Benoist plays Supergirl, also known as Kara Danvers. Although it initially aired on the CBS network, it joined the CW’s lineup for its second season, due to ratings that were less than what CBS wanted. The show plans to begin airing its fourth season on the CW network this fall. 

This won’t be Supergirl’s first time on the big screen.  In the early 1980s, the first three Christopher Reeve Superman films had been doing really well. In order to capitalize on that success, the studio decided to create a film with a related superhero character. That led to them filming Supergirl in 1984. Helen Slater played the title character (also known as Linda Lee, an example of how Supergirl’s alias has never been the same across all of her incarnations). Unfortunately, the film was not well reviewed, a sequel was not made, and Supergirl has been off of the silver screen ever since. 

Although it seems like it’ll be a while until a new Supergirl film, Worlds of DC has other films planned in the meantime. The next film in the Worlds of DC universe is AquamanAquaman will appear in theaters on 21 December 2018.

What do you think about a Supergirl film? Do you think that her story is suited to the silver screen, like Worlds of DC seems to? Talk about it in the comments!


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