Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow – Everything You Need To Know

Superman isn’t the only Kryptonian heading back to our screens.

As part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s shake-up of the DC Universe (DCU), we’re getting a big screen Supergirl movie – and it’s going to be unlike any adaptation we’ve previously seen.

With several major DC projects currently in development, it is going to be a while before we see Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El on our screens. But luckily, the heads of DC Studios have already given us a pretty big tease of what we can expect.

What Can We Expect From The Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow Moive?

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In his video posted to Twitter outlining the DCU slate, Gunn gave fans a hint of what they can expect from the movie, which will be a darker iteration of the character than previous big and small screen adaptations.

The filmmaker said: “In our story, we have Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by incredibly loving parents, while Kara was on Krypton.

“She was on a piece of Krypton that drifted away from the planet and she lived there for the first fourteen years of her life in a horrible situation where she watched everyone around her die.

“So, she’s a much harsher and more f*cked up Supergirl than you’ve been used to thus far.”

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The main question is then, who will be playing Supergirl in the movie? In this year’s The Flash, Supergirl will appear, played by Sasha Calle – but with Gunn saying the film acts as a reset of the DC Universe, it’s unclear whether she will be still in the role on the other side.

A Supergirl movie is listed as being “in development” on the actress’ IMDb page, but that’s probably worth taking with a pinch of salt at this stage.

Additionally, Superman is set to play a part in this movie – but no casting has been announced for that pivotal DC Universe role yet either.

What Happens In The Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow Comic Book?

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Released in 2021, Tom King’s comic book of the same name tackles Kara Zor-El’s trauma and imposter syndrome, having witnessed the destruction of her home planet, then arriving on Earth destined to live under the shadow of her baby cousin.

Everything changes when she’s approached by an alien girl named Ruthye, who wants revenge on the beings who killed her father – Supergirl takes this as a revenge mission to help overcome her trauma from being unable to save Krypton.

With its straightforward revenge mission narrative, Woman Of Tomorrow takes its cues very deliberately from the western genre, in particular True Grit, which forms a structural template.

And while many comic book movies have been described as “space westerns” before, that description has never been quite as fitting as it is here.

When Is The Release Date For Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow?

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During his presentation, Gunn outlined that all DC movies would be released following Superman: Legacy which hits cinemas in July 2025.

However, whilst he was coy about planned release dates for the other titles, Gunn claimed that Supergirl would follow two years later – that means a 2027 release date is on the cards.

However, the filmmaker was also keen to stress that it could be longer. Rather than rushing to a planned release date, he wanted to take however long was necessary in order to get it right.

Which is both a blessing and a curse for fans: Gunn is ensuring a banger is on the way, but we might have to be waiting longer than four years to see it. Give it to us now!

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Alistair Ryder

Alistair Ryder


Alistair is a culture journalist and lover of bad puns from Leeds. Subject yourself to his bad tweets by following him on Twitter @YesItsAlistair.