Last August, rumors surfaced that Warner Brothers was developing a ‘Supergirl’ movie, but there has been very little buzz since then, beyond that WB wanted a female director and had their eye on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’s Reed Morano. That was later that same month. In September, the bizarre rumor emerged that the ‘Supergirl’ movie would take place in the 1970s. But that was it.
Now it is rumored that ‘Supergirl’ will begin production in early 2020 and that casting news may come soon. This news was included in a lengthy article from Forbes, that mainly discusses the casting of Robert Pattinson in ‘The Batman’.
At the time that buzz emerged that a ‘Supergirl’ movie might be in the works, it had not yet been confirmed that Henry Cavill was out as Superman, although many felt it was just a matter of time. Now it seems to be locked that the ‘Man of Steel’ is finished. Following the success of ‘Wonder Woman’, it appears that WB is banking on its female stars. (The recent success of ‘Captain Marvel’ certainly helps.) In addition to ‘Supergirl’, Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn in ‘Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’, due out on February 7, 2020, and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will follow on June 5, 2020. Christina Hodson, who wrote the screenplay for ‘Birds of Prey’, has also penned one for ‘Batgirl’, but similarly to ‘Supergirl’, not much is known about that picture’s status.
There are plans for sequels to ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam!’, and director Ava DuVernay is attached to handle a ‘New Gods’ film. WB also has an ‘Aquaman’ spinoff, ‘The Trench’ in the works, which will be a low-budget horror movie, and isn’t expected to include Jason Momoa or any other actors from ‘Aquaman’. On October 4th, Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’, starring Joaquin Phoenix will be released, but that is not connected to the other films.
Check back for updates on ‘Supergirl’ as they arrive.