Director James Gunn has revealed new details about the planned new DCU movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be the title that will present a new version of the girl of steel on the big screen. Now DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has hinted at how different this version of Supergirl will be to other adaptations of the popular DC character that have existed.
DC’s reboot will soon be underway, and Gunn says he thinks the DCU’s first chapter is “much more planned than Marvel” was when it was releasing its Phase 1 movies.
One of the characters that have been included in this first chapter of the DCU is Supergirl. And it seems that DC Studios will show a unique version of Superman’s cousin so that he shines with his own light.
This is what James Gunn said about this new version of the girl of steel
The next Supergirl movie will be based on Tom King’s comics of the same title published in 2021 and 2022. Gunn shared that the DCU version is a “very different type of Supergirl.” He noted that this iteration of Kara Danvers is “much more hardcore”.
Gunn went on to say that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow from the DCU will explore a version of the superheroine who was raised “on a chunk of Kryptonian rock” and someone who “saw everyone around her die and be murdered horribly for the first 14 years of her life:”
“Within our story, we have Superman. Who was sent to Earth and raised by incredibly loving and nurturing parents. While Kara was on Krypton, she was on a part of Krypton that drifted away from the planet and lived there for the first 14 years. She spent years of her life living in a horrible situation in which she saw everyone around her die. So she’s a much tougher, more fucked up Supergirl than we’re used to by now.”
What is the story of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow in the comics?
Tom King’s Supergirl comics revolved around the story of the main hero, Krypto the super dog, and Ruthye, an alien girl out for revenge after her father was brutally murdered by a man named Krem.
Although Supergirl is the main character in the comics, the story is told from Ruthye’s perspective. Ruthye was looking for a bounty hunter to find Krem, which led her to stumble upon Kara Zor-El (Supergirl).
While Kara first refuses to get involved, she eventually joins Ruthye’s crusade after learning that Krem is responsible for poisoning Krypto.
As a result, Kara and Ruthye embark on a galactic adventure across the cosmos to seek justice for Krem’s misdeeds.
Woman of Tomorrow explores a version of Kara in which she loses her innocent persona to become a rogue mercenary who makes her own rules. This version swears like there’s no tomorrow, she drinks like an alcoholic and doesn’t take shit from anyone.
Official synopsis of the Tom King series:
Everywhere she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl is looking for her for a revenge mission. Her world has been destroyed, and the villains responsible are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she will do it herself, whatever it takes. Now a Kryptonian, a dog, and an angry, heartbroken girl head off into space on a journey that will shake them to their core.
It is still unknown if Sasha Calle will be the one to play the character again. Although it seems that it will be difficult and that her participation in The Flash will be the only interaction of her as Supergirl.
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