Ana Nogueira, actress, playwright, and emerging screenwriter, has been chosen to write the screenplay for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a standalone DC feature centered on Supergirl, the Kryptonian cousin of Superman. The project is part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s slate of DC movies.
Nogueira was initially hired to write a Supergirl movie in 2022, associated with Warner Bros.’ plans for a spinoff of The Flash. However, the project was reevaluated when Gunn and Safran took charge of the reorganized DC arm, leading to a new slate independent of the previous vision by Walter Hamada. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is now part of this fresh lineup, distinct from the previous Flash-related plans.
The movie takes inspiration from a comic book mini-series written by Tom King, published in 2021 and 2022, aiming to redefine Supergirl as a character beyond a female version of Superman. The story depicts Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, raised on a piece of Krypton, witnessing the tragic demise of those around her, making her a more jaded character. The plot revolves around Supergirl and her superdog Krypto getting involved in a young alien girl’s revenge quest spanning galaxies.
Gunn and Safran appreciated Nogueira’s previous work on the project and brought her back, granting her an overall DC writing deal. While the director for the project is yet to be announced, Nogueira’s involvement adds to the momentum of the evolving DC cinematic universe.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is part of the revitalized DC slate and reflects the creative reimagining of iconic characters under Gunn and Safran’s stewardship.
No release date has been set but we are thinking late 2025 or 2026.