DC Studios Taps Ana Nogueria to Pen “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” Script

The upcoming feature Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, part of the first batch of movies coming out of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new-look DC Studios, has nabbed its writer.

Playwright and actress Ana Nogueria will be scripting the upcoming film, which will be a standalone feature focused on Superman’s cousin, a fellow Kryptonian with immense powers all her own.

Nogueria has actually been circling a Supergirl project for a while now—she was previously tapped to write a Supergirl film back in 2022 when it was being developed as a spinoff from Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, which featured Sasha Calle in the role. That was under the previous DC Studios leadership, and the hope was that Supergirl would begin a new franchise.

When Gunn and Safran came on board at DC Studios, they brought with them a completely new vision for the studio, which included new superheroes and revamped and recast icons, including Superman and Batman. It was thought that Supergirl was done, but then they revealed that a different film focused on the young superhero was a part of their upcoming slate. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is based on a comic book mini-series by Tom King, published in 2021 and 2022, which gave Supergirl her own unique persona, rather than viewing her as a female Superman.

“Superman is a guy sent to Earth and raised by loving parents, where Supergirl in this story, she is a character raised on a chunk of Krypton,” Gunn explained on Twitter. “She watched everybody around her perish in some terrible way, so she’s a much more jaded character.”

In King’s comic, Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) and her trusty mutt Krypto (yes, he’s a superdog) find themselves involved in the revenge quest of a young alien girl. It’s unclear how much from King’s narrative Nogueira will be taking for her feature. Yet Gunn and Safran enjoyed her work on the previous Supergirl film, so she was brought back on to write the new film.

Nogueira’s play Which Way to the Stage debuted off-Broadway in 2022. She’s also working on an adaptation of author Alice Sola Kim’s short story Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters.

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Featured image: NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 27: Ana Nogueira attends the 66th Obie Awards Honoring Excellence In Off- And Off Off- Broadway at Terminal 5 on February 27, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for American Theatre Wing)


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