‘Supergirl’ Movie Enters Development at Warner Bros.

Not a lot to go on, yet, but Deadline is reporting that writer Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox) has been hired by Warner Bros. to write a script for a planned Supergirl movie. No producer or director is attached to the project, yet. And it is far too early for any casting announcements.

Supergirl debuted in Action Comics #252 (May 1959) and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Born Kara Zor-El, she is Superman’s cousin who was sent to Earth to watch over him — but who was delayed by an errant black hole and arrived on Earth after Kal-El (Superman) had already grown to adulthood.

She has all of the powers of her now older cousin — including flight, invulnerability, heat vision, x-ray vision and enhanced strength. And she also shares his weaknesses to Kryptonite and magic.

She is currently played on television by Melissa Benoist, but based on DC’s history, it is unlikely that Benoist would be called upon to reprise the role on the big screen. Helen Slater played Supergirl in her one film appearance, 1984’s Supergirl. The movie was considered a bomb when released, but has built a reputation as a camp classic with modern audiences.

We’ll keep you posted as more information on Supergirl develops.