Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow gets a writer in Ana Nogueira and James Gunn confirms DC on the hunt for a director for the film. The initial story of Nogueira writing the movie was actually broken by THR, but quickly confirmed by James Gunn himself. When asked on Instagram, Gunn then said the search for a director was happening now.
Let’s look at the initial THR piece first off to give them their dues.
‘Ana Nogueira, the actress and playwright who is now making forays into screenwriting, has been tapped to pen Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a standalone feature centered on the Kryptonian cousin of Superman being developed by DC Studios.’
‘No director is attached and Nogueira’s deal only recently closed.’
The trade goes on to explain that Nogueira was initially hired by DC before Gunn and Safran took over. That movie would have featured Sasha Calle (The Flash). However, something must have clicked because Nogueira has now been hired to rework the script for the new DCU.
Meanwhile on that Instagram link above, here is what Gunn had to say about the news.
“A hearty public welcome to Ana Nogueira to the DC Studios family. Ana is an amazing writer whose screenplay adaptation of Woman of Tomorrow is above and beyond anything I hoped it would be. We’re excited to be moving forward on this unique take on Supergirl in this beautiful, star-spanning tale.”
Then when asked when they’d be looking for a director Gunn simply replied “now”.
So far it appears that Sasha Calle will not be the Supergirl for the DCU. Like most of the other roles in the DCU Supergirl will likely be recast with someone new and cheaper. So far it’s far too early to look at who could play the title character herself. We also can’t say how far along any project outside of Superman: Legacy and Creature Commandos is. What comes next, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Authority, or Supergirl: World of Tomorrow? I guess we will have to just wait and see which one goes into production first. Currently it feels like Supergirl is ahead of Batman, which only recently got a writer. Perhaps unlike the MCU, the order these movies come out is less important in the DCU. Perhaps Gunn and Safran will just wait and see which is ready to go first, perhaps not? We’ll see!
So what do you think? Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow gets a writer in Ana Nogueira and James Gunn confirms DC on the hunt for a director. Thoughts below as always, and feel free to fan cast the title role.