Just as it seemed that Warner Bros. was seemingly slowing down on throwing out names of characters and titles of in-development DC Comics related films to focus on the three for sure ones coming out in the next year, another name has reportedly entered the ring. According to Deadline, the studio is now in the process of developing a Supergirl film.
Reportedly Oren Uziel is working on the script for the film starring the Kryptonian heroine who is also a cousin to Superman. Warner Bros., of course, had a Supergirl film in 1984 headlined by Helen Slater that met with mixed reviews from audiences and more recently Melissa Benoist picked up the torch to play the character in The CW’s popular Supergirl series which is headed into a fourth season this fall.
As with The Flash and other CW properties, this new Supergirl film will not be tied into the CW series because the two worlds of film and TV have been kept far apart from one another in an opposite strategy to Marvel who tends to feature all their movie and TV shows in the same world (despite there being somewhat of a clearer divide between most of the TV shows and the films).
So far Warner Bros. only officially has December’s Aquaman, next May’s Shazam! and next November’s Wonder Woman 1984 on the docket for films in the shared universe they began to build with 2013’s Man of Steel alongside the Joaquin Phoenix led Joker film which is set to stand alone in its own universe next October. Everything else that has been talked about, reported, rumored, etc for the WB DC stuff is in a state of flux.
Cathy Yen’s Margot Robbie starring Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey film is reportedly set to begin production in January with Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley’s The Flash to follow in February. Matt Reeves The Batman, Suicide Squad 2 and the Geoff Johns led Green Lantern Corps, a part of his new Warner Bros. deal that led to his stepping down as DC Entertainment President earlier this year, are the other films the likeliest next films to begin production.
Man of Steel II, Batgirl, Nightwing, Cyborg, Harley and Joker, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Lobo and other names that have been thrown out over the last few years as films in development are all very uncertain where they stand at this point as Warner Bros. has gone through numerous shifts of leadership on the DC side of things the last few years following less than successful box offices for all the films following Man of Steel except Wonder Woman.