Earlier this month, Warner Brothers announced that Oren Uziel was penning a script for a ‘Supergirl’ movie that would be part of its larger DC Universe of films. Following that announcement, word emerged that WB wanted a female director to helm the project. This makes sense, considering how well-received Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ was. Now multiple sources report that the studio has a director in mind, Reed Morano.
Morano is a veteran cinematographer– she recently worked on HBO’s beautiful, but short-lived series ‘Vinyl’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’. She has directed episodes of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and ‘Billions’. Her film directing debut, 2015’s ‘Meadowland’, starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson was a hit on the festival circuit and won Best International Film at Mexico’s Hermosillo International Film Festival. Her second film, the indie sci-fi drama ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, has already won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and is also about to make the rounds of the festival circuit. Her next movie, ‘The Rhythm Section’ is due out next February. That suspense drama stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Sterling K. Brown, and is in post-production.
At this point, it’s not even known if a meeting between WB and Morano has taken place. Morano’s work definitely tends to be darker and… well, quieter than the average comic book flick, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be up to the task. Just look at what indie director Jon Watts accomplished with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.
To get an idea of Morano’s style, here are a couple of trailers for her movies:
Whether Morano lands the ‘Supergirl’ gig or not, whoever does wind up tackling this movie joins Jenkins, who is busy at work on the sequel to ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and Cathy Yan, who is directing the female-centric ‘Birds of Prey’. WB also has a ‘Batgirl’ movie in the planning stages and they also, reportedly, want a female director for that installment.
Are you familiar with Morano’s work? Would she be a good fit for ‘Supergirl’?
Source: The GWW