I, Tonya and Cruella Director in Talks to Helm Supergirl

I, Tonya and Cruella Director in Talks to Helm Supergirl

Milly Alcock has been cast as Supergirl, and though she’s making her debut in Superman, she’s also set to get her own solo film with Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. We haven’t had a director attached for a while, but DC may have just found someone.

Deadline reports that Craig Gillespie (Cruella, I, Tonya) is currently in talks to helm the story of Kara Zor-El for DC Studios. We don’t know much about the story yet, but the production is said to start after James Gunn wraps on Superman which is currently filming.

With Superman having his boy scout image, everyone is kind of expecting Supergirl to have a more punk vibe—which is why Gillespie seems like the perfect match. After all, he’s directed films centered on women with not-so-clean personas.


Add to that he’s already worked with another DC star in the form of Margot Robbie a.k.a. DC’s original live-action Harley Quinn.

It’s unclear what kind of direction this new Supergirl can go, since the character has barely appeared in the big screen. The closest we have to a modern take is The CW series with Melissa Benoist, but even that has its own brand of camp which comes with the brand.

Hopefully Alcock’s new Supergirl will manage to be her own thing, and she can stand toe-to-toe with David Corenswet’s Man of Steel.

No release date has been set for Supergirl, but you can expect Kara to appear in Superman which hits theatres on July 11, 2025.


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