Rumor: Supergirl And Batgirl’s Movies Are Finally Moving Forward

Supergirl and Batgirl in the comics

The DC live-action universe is an ever-changing place, going through its fair share of peaks and valleys during its brief life in theaters. Rather than releasing full slates of movies like the MCU, Warner Bros.' shared universe has shown to be more flexible, with the future influenced by the performance of each new blockbuster. Certain projects have been stuck in development hell, including the Batgirl movie. But it looks like that project and the Supergirl movie might be moving forward at the studio.

Since the DCEU doesn't reveal its full slates of films, there are always plenty of rumors swirling around about the massive blockbuster. One such (unconfirmed) report indicates the future of Supergirl and Batgirl's movies. Reportedly the Supergirl movie will begin filming as soon as 2020. And after losing Joss Whedon as director, the Batgirl flick is reportedly looking for new talent behind the camera.

This news, which comes to us from Heroic Hollywood, is just a rumor at this point. Still, the report is enough to get most DC fans giddy with excitement. Supergirl has has had a great tenure on the small screen, but moviegoers are eager to see her join the DC Extended Universe in the near future. What's more, it's a relief that the Batgirl movie might not be DOA after all.

Reports about a possible Supergirl movie go back to a year ago, when it was revealed that 22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox, and Sonic the Hedgehog writer Oren Uziel had been tapped to write the developing project. But aside from reports that it might be a period piece, we haven't heard any information about the upcoming blockbuster's path to theaters. So if these rumors are to be believed, it seems that the project may finally start production in 2020.

As for Batgirl, her solo movie hit a serious rut, despite the anticipation and love for the character. The Avengers director Joss Whedon originally signed on to helm the blockbuster, and he seemed like the perfect choice given his seven year run of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But he dropped out after failing to nail down a story. Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson has since signed on to write the project. According to the latest rumor, the studio is on the hunt for a replacement director.

Related: Yes, DC’s Batgirl Movie Is Still Happening

These reports might be unconfirmed, but it would stand to reason to see both Supergirl and Batgirl getting the big screen treatment soon. The DCEU lost Ben Affleck's Batman, changing up the canon and eventually introducing Robert Pattinson's version of the character. It's currently unclear if/when Henry Cavill might be playing the Man of Steel next as well. So introducing those heroes' femme fatale associates seems like a great way to keep them alive, despite contract negotiations.

The next installment in the DCEU is Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7th, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.