Rumor: ‘Supergirl’ Movie Shelved As WB Eyes ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

Remember that Supergirl movie Warner Bros. was hoping would fill the Kryptonian gap vacated by their unwillingness to do a Man of Steel sequel? Well, if a new rumor, and I stress this is a rumor, by Heroic Hollywood is true, they’ve now changed their minds and want to bring Superman back to the big screen first.

So the story goes that Supergirl is now on the shelf, with plans to move forward on Man of Steel 2. Why? Well, because the only reason they moved away from Superman in the first place was the utter failure of Justice League, which dashed their hopes of a successful cinematic universe. However, the successes of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam have changed their minds. So now the plan is to push Supergirl back for a while, and focus on Superman, instead.

Supergirl was to have a script by 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel, but there hasn’t been much news on it lately.

As for who would don the Kryptonian’s cape? The story suggests Henry Cavill will return, seeing as he’s still in the good graces of WB execs, and honestly, that seems like the right move. He wasn’t the cause of the DCEU’s troubled launch, and fan reaction to his performances have generally been good.

I guess we’ll have to wait longer before we see Michael B. Jordan as the Man of Steel? That rumor never really felt solid, anyway, and depended on Cavill being gone. If that’s no longer true, then Jordan will have to find another superhero role to take. He’d make a damn good John Stewart. Just sayin’.

SOURCEHeroic Hollywood
Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.