As Warner Bros moves quick to get Supergirl off the ground, we’ve learned some details regarding what their take on the super-heroine will be. If you wanted an epic coming-of-age sci-fi adventure that also happens to be a period piece, then look no further: Supergirl has it all.
The following info comes courtesy of our writer DanielRPK, with Discussing Film adding that development on the film began much earlier this year. It initially wasn’t a gut-reaction from the studio, but it has since then gained momentum after the conflicts with Henry Cavill on Superman.
The current pitch sees the film opening on Krypton, then transitioning to Earth when Kara Zor-El lands there during the 70s. Most of the film will take place long before her cousin, Kal-El aka Superman, arrives on Earth. Supergirl will be going through high school and we’ll see the young Kryptonian grow into the hero we know and love. By the end of the film, it will catch up to modern day. Every hero needs an antagonist, and in this case it’s a fan-favorite DC Comics villain that I’m sure most have heard of.
As of right now, the main villain set to battle Supergirl is Brainiac. That could change since they’re still in the scripting phase, but I think it’s a great choice. If it’s true WB is trying to focus on Supegirl after the whole Henry Cavill-Superman fiasco, bringing out big guns would certainly help.
You’re probably wondering how the heck the film will tie into the DCEU, and my answer is the same way that they’ve done it with Wonder Woman: tweak the pre-established universe to fit it. It will likely be that simple, but a lot of that will rely on the director.
With a script from Oren Uziel, the film is being developed alongside many other female-led projects that they have in the pipeline.