Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are developing a new Supergirl film. They have hired 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel to write the script.
The character has been played by Melissa Benoist in the CW series that’s heading into its fourth season, and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti.
The superheroine first appeared in Action Comics #252 from writer Otto Binder and illustrator Al Plastino. It followed Kara Zor-El, who was born and raised in Argo City — a fragment of Krypton that survived destruction. When the town is doomed, Kara is sent to Earth by her parents to be raised by her cousin Kal-El, known as Superman. Supergirl adopted the secret identity of orphan Linda Lee and made Midvale Orphanage her home.
After the first three Christopher Reeve-starring Superman movies, producers spun off “Supergirl” into a 1984 film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by David Odell. Helen Slater played Supergirl in the pic, co-starring Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, and Peter O’Toole.
The 1984 Supergirl bombed at the movie box office.
New Supergirl Movie from 22 Jump Street Writer In Development at Warner Bros.