So much of the rejigged Warner Bros/DC movie slate has revolved around the Joker, so it’s good to get some news about a project that isn’t trying to find a new spin on the Clown Prince Of Crime.
Deadline reports that the studio has begun development on a Supergirl movie, with Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox, 22 Jump Street) on board as a writer.
There’s currently no producer attached, not a whisper of a potential director, and definitely not anything about who’ll be stepping into the role of Kara Zor-El, but we can be pretty certain that it won’t be Supergirl star Melissa Benoist. While she’s been fantastic in the part on the CW, Warner Bros has shown that they’d prefer to keep their movie and TV worlds separate, as evidenced by Ezra Miller playing Barry Allen in Justice League.
Speaking of Barry, Deadline notes that Warner Bros are looking at a February start date for that long in development Flash movie, which now has Game Night writers Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley directing. Cathy Yan’s Birds Of Prey will get going in January, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie is starting in October, and Matt Reeves is still doing whatever he’s doing with The Batman.
Deadline also points out that the decision to get the ball rolling on a Supergirl movie rather than another Man Of Steel shows the new strategy over at Warner Bros following Justice League. While it’s not quite a fresh start, there’s obviously an attempt to find a new approach, and it’ll be interesting to see how that balances with their obvious desire to pursue projects like Suicide Squad 2.
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