Deadline is exclusively reporting that Warner Bros. and DC are in the early stages of developing a film adaptation of heroine Supergirl.
Supergirl has been around in DC Comics since the late 50’s, who was created to be a female counterpart to Superman, sharing his superpowers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. Kara Zor-El, cousin to Kal-El, was he last survivor of Argo City, which had survived the explosion of the planet Krypton and drifted through space. As the inhabitants of the colony were being slain by the green Kryptonite radiation released by meteorites shredding the lead barrier, the adolescent Kara was sent to Earth by her father Zor-El in a rocket, to be raised by Kal-El. To ensure she would be recognised by Superman, Kara’s parents provided her with a uniform which was closely based on the one Kal-El wears as the Man of Steel.
While the report states that there’s no producer attached to the project at this point, Oren Uziel has been brought on board to pen the script. Uziel’s screenwriting credits include 22 Jump Street, Shimmer Lake, The Cloverfield Paradox and the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog feature. This news of a film adaptation comes as somewhat of a surprise, considering the amount of projects that the WB/DC currently have on hold at the moment in terms of pre-production. The Supergirl series is doing well currently with Melissa Benoist in the role and for the next few months we’ll be hearing similar arguments to what we’ve already been through before between Grant Gustin and Ezra Miller over the TV/Film versions of Barry Allen aka The Flash.