With the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes finally over, DC Studios’ DCU just took an important step forward. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ana Nogueira will pen the screenplay for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.
The actress and playwright is making her foray into screenwriting with the DC Comics adaptation; however, it’s still very early days for the project as no director or lead star is currently attached.
It’s said that the deal has only just closed, so it’s likely going to be a while before we receive any additional updates.
What’s interesting about this news is the fact Nogueira was quietly tapped to pen a Supergirl movie for Warner Bros. when the studio was developing a Sasha Calle-led The Flash spin-off. The Scarlet Speedster’s solo outing was in post-production at the time but the project was scrapped when James Gunn and Peter Safran took charge of DC Studios and moved on from Walter Hamada’s planned DCEU slate.
This new Supergirl movie is based on Tom King’s hit Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow run published between 2021 and 2022. It’s unclear whether Calle will be given a second chance to play Kara Zor-El, but it’s no secret that Gunn was a big fan of The Flash, going so far as to describe it as “the greatest superhero movie ever made.”
“Superman is a guy sent to Earth and raised by loving parents, where Supergirl in this story, she is a character raised on a chunk of Krypton,” Gunn explained in a video announcing the DCU slate back in January. “She watched everybody around her perish in some terrible way, so she’s a much more jaded character.”
The trade explains that Gunn and Safran, “liked the work Nogueira had done on the previous Supergirl project and quietly brought her back, even giving her an overall DC writing deal.” That points to her being a major player in the DCU moving forward and DC Studios is clearly confident in her ability to tell this particular story on screen.
Many of you will know Nogueira best for starring in The Vampire Diaries, The Michael J. Fox Show, and The Blacklist. However, she’s also a budding writer, penning Broadway play Which Way to the Stage and adapting author Alice Sola Kim’s short story Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters for Warner Bros. Discovery.
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