Deadline has confirmed that DC and Warner Bros. are developing a feature film based around Supergirl, superheroine and cousin of Superman.

Oren Uziel is said to be writing the script, and his past work includes an as-yet untitled collaboration with John Krasinski and Pearl Street partners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as well as 22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox, and Sonic the Hedgehog, which is currently in production.

There’s very little additional information on this project, which has no producer at the moment.

In DC mythology, the character was a teenager when she escaped from the doomed planet of Krypton, along with baby Kal-El, who grows up to be Superman. Supergirl has been played by Melissa Benoist in The CW series of the same name since 2015 – a version which is regarded by fans to be the best iteration of the character, though admittedly, there isn’t much competition.

Though there hasn’t been an official announcement from Warner Bros. or DC, the addition of Supergirl would be a good move for the studio, which is somewhat weak on their female superheroes, with only Wonder Woman being the real hit of DC’s roster of the past few years.

Even their upcoming projects lack real creativity, with another version of Batman on the way from Matt Reeves, and no less than 6 Joker films in development – we get it, these are characters people like, but you can have too much of a good thing, and Warner Bros. seem to be rolling with the attitude of making way too many average things.

Hopefully, developing more films around less-explored characters could do the studio some good. More on Supergirl when we have it.

 

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