Is Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow movie still happening?

The future of the film was put in limbo following the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery in 2022

Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow

In August 2018, it was announced that Oren Uziel had been hired to write the screenplay for a Supergirl film. In May 2020, the film had been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in August 2022, a report by Rolling Stone claimed that the project would likely be shelved after Warner Bros. Discovery decided not to release the Batgirl movie starring Leslie Grace. But a lot has happened since then, including the appointment of James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-CEOs of DC Studios. So will the Supergirl movie ever see the light?

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Was the Supergirl movie canceled?

Although Rolling Stone reported in 2022 that the Supergirl movie would likely not move forward and would eventually become one of the casualties in Warner Bros. Discovery’s penny-pinching strategy under the leadership of CEO David Zaslav, the entertainment company never made an announcement that the superhero flick was canceled.

In fact, in January 2023, James Gunn revealed that the movie, now officially titled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, is part of the projects of Chapter One: Gods and Monsters in the DC Universe.

“One of my favorite comic book series from last year was Tom King’s run on Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, so we’re gonna turn that into a big science fiction epic film,” Gunn previously said of the movie. Now Superman is a guy sent to Earth and raised by loving parents, whereas 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.”

What is Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow about?

Kara Zor-El in Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow
Kara Zor-El in Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow

As mentioned above, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is a live-action movie adaptation of Tom King’s graphic novel of the same name. In the original material, Kara Zor-El celebrates her 21st birthday by traveling across the galaxy with her loyal companion, Krypto the Superdog. Kara ends up meeting Ruthye, a young woman who wants to hunt down the man who killed her father. Kara accompanies Ruthye on her quest for revenge, and together they travel across the galaxies to find the murderer and take down anyone who stands in their way.

While helping Ruthye seek revenge, Kara is also facing her own personal demons. She is struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother and is questioning her own place in the universe.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is a dark and complex story about a Supergirl who is unlike any other. It is a story about war, violence, and redemption. It is also a story about what it means to be a hero. The novel has been praised for its complex and nuanced portrayal of Supergirl and has also been commended for its mature and thought-provoking themes, making it one of the most powerful stories to come from DC Comics over the last few years.

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Who will star in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow?

In 2022, Rolling Stone reported that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is a spinoff from the 2023 The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller in the titular role. Sasha Calle played the role of Supergirl in the film, so a lot of fans assumed that she would be the star of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. That theory, however, became less likely when her character was killed off in The Flash.

Sasha Calle as Supergirl in 2023's The Flash
Sasha Calle as Supergirl in 2023’s The Flash

While it’s not clear whether Calle will return for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow or a different actress will be cast for the lead role, Gunn said this when describing their version of Kara in the upcoming movie:

“Superman was sent to Earth, and, and he was raised by incredibly loving parents, whereas Kara was in Krypton, she was on a piece of Krypton that drifted away from the planet, and lived there for the first 14 years of her life among [a] horrible situation where she watched everybody around her die. So she’s a much harsher and more f—ked up Supergirl than we’ve been used to this far.”

Who are the creative team behind Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow?

As of writing, the creatives attached to Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow are James Gunn, Peter Safran, and Tom King.

It’s not clear whether Escape Room writer Oren Uziel, who was tasked to pen the script for the movie in 2018, is still on board.

There’s no director attached to the project yet, but Warner Bros. Discovery reportedly wanted to hire a female filmmaker to helm the movie. Reed Morano, who won an Emmy for directing an episode of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, expressed interest in the project and was reported to be one of the studio’s top choices.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow release date

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow does not have a release date yet, but James Gunn previously said that the movie will hit theaters two years after the release of Superman: Legacy.

With Superman: Legacy set to be released on July 11th, 2025, it means that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will come out sometime in 2027.

Frequently asked questions about DC’s Supergirl

Q: Who is Supergirl?

A: Created by writer Otto Binder and comics artist Al Plastino Supergirl is a DC superhero known as the Girl of Steel. She is Superman’s cousin and shares similar superhuman abilities, making her nearly invulnerable. Like Kal-El, a.k.a. the Man of Steel, Supergirl gets her powers from the Earth’s yellow sun, which grants her superhuman abilities when exposed to its solar energy.

Q: What are Supergirl’s superpowers?

A: Supergirl possesses the same powers as her cousin, Superman, including:

  • Superhuman strength: Supergirl is incredibly strong, and she can lift and throw objects that weigh hundreds of tons.
  • Superhuman speed: Supergirl can fly and run at speeds that are much faster than the speed of sound.
  • Invulnerability: Supergirl’s body is virtually indestructible, and she is immune to most forms of harm.
  • Heat vision: Supergirl can emit powerful beams of heat from her eyes.
  • X-ray vision: Supergirl can see through solid objects, except for lead.
  • Freeze breath: Supergirl can exhale a powerful stream of ice, which can freeze objects and people.
  • Super-hearing: Supergirl can hear sounds that are far too faint for human ears to detect.

In addition to these powers, Supergirl also has the ability to fly without a cape, and she can generate a force field around herself to protect herself from harm.

Supergirl’s powers come from the yellow sun of Earth. Under the red sun of Krypton, her powers are greatly diminished.

Q: Can Supergirl survive underwater, such as on the ocean floor?

A: Supergirl can survive underwater due to her invulnerability, but she may still have limits and vulnerabilities under extreme pressure in the deep ocean.

Q: What is Kryptonite, and how does it affect Supergirl?

A: Kryptonite is a mineral from Krypton that weakens Kryptonians like Supergirl, causing them pain and temporarily stripping them of their powers.

Q: What is Supergirl’s connection to the Legion of Super-Heroes?

A: Supergirl has had various interactions with the Legion of Super-Heroes in different comic storylines. She is sometimes depicted as a member or ally of the Legion.

Q: Who is Kara Danvers, and how is she related to Supergirl?

A: Kara Danvers is Supergirl’s secret identity on Earth, where she conceals her Kryptonian heritage and uses her powers to help others while leading a normal life.

Q: What is Argo City and did Supergirl live there?

A: Argo City is a Kryptonian city that was saved from Krypton’s destruction and sent to Earth. It is named after the Argo, the ship that Jason and the Argonauts used to sail to the land of Colchis in Greek mythology.

Argo City is the home of her Kara’s father, Jor-El. Jor-El was a scientist who predicted that Krypton would be destroyed, and he built Argo City as a way to save his people. However, Argo City was caught in a space anomaly and did not arrive on Earth until years after Krypton had already been destroyed.

In some stories in the comics, Supergirl was born in Argo City and lived there until she was a teenager. When Argo City was threatened by a meteor shower, she was sent to Earth in a rocket to escape the destruction.

Argo City has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years. It is currently a Kryptonian sanctuary on Earth, where Kryptonians can live in peace without fear of persecution.

Q: Has Supergirl ever been a member of the Justice League?

A: Yes, Supergirl has been a member of the Justice League in various comic book series, often assisting other DC superheroes in facing powerful threats.

Q: What are the different versions of Supergirl?

A: Supergirl has had many different personas over the years, both in her civilian identity and as a superhero. Here is a list of some of the most notable ones:

  • Kara Danvers – Kara’s civilian identity. She is a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media in National City.
  • Supergirl – Kara’s superhero identity. She is a member of the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes.
  • Matrix – The living computer matrix that created Kara’s body when she arrived on Earth.
  • Power Girl – A different version of Supergirl from another dimension.
  • Red Lantern – Supergirl briefly became a Red Lantern after being consumed by rage.
  • Agent of Lex Luthor – Supergirl was forced to play this role for a time by Lex Luthor.
  • Overgirl – An evil version of Supergirl from an alternate reality.
  • Red Daughter – A version of Supergirl from the Soviet Union.
  • Rocket – A version of Supergirl from Earth-Two

Q: What is the Red Lantern Corps, and has Supergirl ever been affiliated with them?

A: The Red Lantern Corps is a group in the DC Universe powered by rage. While Supergirl has encountered them, she has never been a member of the Red Lantern Corps.

Q: Can you provide information about the Danvers family and their relationship with Kara?

A: The Danvers family, including her foster parents, played an important role in Kara’s upbringing on Earth. They provided her with a supportive and loving family environment.

Q: Has Supergirl ever worked with Batman or Wonder Woman?

A: Yes, Supergirl has had various team-ups and interactions with Batman and Wonder Woman, as they are fellow members of the Justice League.

Q: Who are the most popular Supergirl villains?

A: Supergirl has a number of popular villains, both in the comics and in the Arrowverse television series. Here are a few of the most notable ones:

  • Silver Banshee: A powerful siren who can kill with her voice. Her alter ego is Siobhan Smythe
  • Livewire: A former electrical shock jock who can generate and control electricity.
  • Reign: A Worldkiller created by Cadmus Labs.
  • Lex Luthor: Superman’s arch-nemesis, who also hates Supergirl.
  • Brainiac: A supervillain who is obsessed with collecting knowledge and destroying civilizations.
  • Red Lantern Supergirl: An evil version of Supergirl from an alternate reality.
  • Lena Luthor: Lex Luthor’s sister, who was initially an ally of Supergirl’s but later became an enemy.
  • Metallo: A cyborg with a kryptonite heart.
  • Toyman: A criminal genius who uses toys as weapons.
  • Parasite: A villain who can absorb the powers of others.
  • Reactron: A villain who can generate and control nuclear energy.
  • Bizarro Supergirl: A flawed clone of Supergirl.

Q: Who is Lois Lane, and how does she relate to Supergirl?

A: Lois Lane is a journalist and Superman’s love interest. She has interacted with Supergirl and is part of the Superman family of characters.

Q: How is Supergirl portrayed in the television series, and who played her in the TV show?

A: Supergirl was portrayed by Melissa Benoist in the Supergirl television series, which aired from 2015 to 2021. Supergirl is part of the Arrowverse, which includes Arrow, starring Stephen Amell as the titular Green Arrow, and The Flash starring Grant Gustin in the lead role, among many others.

Melissa Benoist in Supergirl
Melissa Benoist in the TV series Supergirl

Q: Has Supergirl ever been a member of the Teen Titans?

A: While Supergirl is not traditionally a member of the Teen Titans, she has occasionally worked with them or appeared in Teen Titans-related storylines.

Q: What is Supergirl’s relationship with Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz)?

A: Supergirl and Martian Manhunter have a strong friendship, and they have often worked together as members of the Justice League.

Q: What is the Red Power Ring, and has Supergirl ever used one?

A: The Red Power Ring is associated with the Red Lantern Corps, fueled by rage. Supergirl has encountered them but has not used a Red Power Ring.

Q: Can you explain the connection between Supergirl and the “Phantom Zone”?

A: The Phantom Zone is a dimension used for imprisoning dangerous Kryptonian criminals. Supergirl and Superman have interacted with this dimension in their adventures.

Q: Has Supergirl ever been based in New York City?

A: In some comic storylines, Supergirl has been based in New York City while she operates as a superhero and conceals her true identity as Kara Danvers.

Q: Has Supergirl appeared in Action Comics?

Yes, Supergirl has appeared in Action Comics. She first appeared in Action Comics #252 in May 1959. In that issue, she was introduced as the cousin of Superman, and she was shown to have similar powers and abilities.

Supergirl continued to appear in Action Comics on a regular basis until 1969 when she was given her own solo series. However, she has made occasional appearances in Action Comics over the years, and she was most recently featured in Action Comics #1050 in October 2022.

Q: Has Supergirl appeared in Adventure Comics?

A: Yes, Supergirl has appeared in Adventure Comics. She took over as the lead feature in the series in 1969, after graduating from her backup feature role in Action Comics. She remained the lead feature in Adventure Comics until 1974 when she was given her own solo series.

Sources: Rolling Stone, Collider
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