It’s been such a fun week so far for DCU diehards because of James Gunn and Peter Safran's announcement of DC Studios' slate of projects. The co-heads are expected to bring DC’s brand into a new and bolder future. Given that it has taken quite some time for DCU to arrive at this point, everyone seems to be celebrating the promised fate, including the writer of one of the projects that are in the works at the studios, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.
Tom King, the writer of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, reacted to the DC Studios' official launch of TV shows and movies coming to the DCU in 2025. He noted that he feels nothing but gratitude for his work being included in the slate that most fans are excited for. The comic writer is going to be involved with the writers’ room as he architects the DCU installment.
“Supergirl was a small, ambitious book that got out there and got attention because of the passion of all the fans who took a chance, read it, and shared it. We saw what you did; @BilquisEvely and I are nothing but grateful.” wrote King.
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According to Gunn, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will focus on Kara Zor-El, the iconic heroine who is also related to Superman. The Girl of Steel grew up on a lone piece of Krypton that survived the planet's infamous destruction, putting her on a much different path than her kin. When an alien girl seeks out Supergirl for a revenge mission, the latter must step up to keep her from getting in harm's way with the help of Krypto the Superdog.
"One of my favorite comic book series from last year was Tom King’s run on Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, so we’re going to turn that into a big science-fiction epic film," said Gunn. The Guardians of the Galaxy director mentioned that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will take a different perspective on the character. He emphasized that this project will not be similar to Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl series because her version was a brutal and unnerving portrayal of the DC heroine.
Given that the new management is heading in a new and stronger direction, fans are debating if the upcoming film centered on Superman’s female counterpart might star another Supergirl in the role because Man of Steel will go on full reboot with Superman: Legacy. The current DCU Supergirl (Sasha Calle) is expected to appear in The Flash movie, and her future with the franchise is still unknown because Gunn and Safran refused to comment on her potential comeback hereafter.
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Only Superman: Legacy has been given a release date among the first announced projects; fans are expecting that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be released in late 2026 at the very earliest or sometime in 2027.