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Supergirl movie to start production in Q1 2020?

01 Jun 2019 05:05 #64186 by lfan
Well, that what Forbes is reporting in this article (scroll down):

www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2019/05/...batman/#2e10cade1555

Also mentioned that casting info could be coming in a couple of months.  Probably makes sense to coordinate it with SDCC maybe?

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01 Jun 2019 06:56 #64187 by shadar

lfan wrote: Well, that what Forbes is reporting in this article (scroll down):

www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2019/05/...batman/#2e10cade1555

Also mentioned that casting info could be coming in a couple of months.  Probably makes sense to coordinate it with SDCC maybe?

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Introducing the new Supergirl actress at SDCC would be pretty awesome. That might tell us something about where the story will go. Teenager or twentyish actress? Action star or more romantic, touchy-feely type. 

The other question is whether they will coordinate with what the SG comic book is currently doing  (I don't even know if there is one) or if they go back to one of the older origin stories and timeframes.. 

And like the TV show, I'll probably care far more about how the writing and characterization are done, along with the choice of actor, than is healthy. <grin>

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01 Jun 2019 08:57 #64189 by kikass2014
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Could be something that is announced at SDCC.

I don't think DC has anything coming out this year, with WW 84 being pushed back til next year.  So this news would be something for sure.

Plus, it is widely expected Marvel will announce their Phase 4 plans at SDCC. 

Announcing Supergirl and showing the first trailer for WW 84 could be DC's main event.

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01 Jun 2019 15:54 #64190 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I've learned long ago to not make final judgment on casting until we actually see the performance (or enough of it).

OTH, the armchair analysis is always really really fun. Trying to figure that with this director, screenwriter and casting what kind of movie they are making.  (etc).

I do try to reserve actual judgment until the final product. I think some decided they hated Gal Godot as Wonder Woman before they ever saw her BE Wonder Woman, and never ever gave her a chance. (I think she's a great Wonder Woman, though I admit to being a bit skeptical at first casting.)  Not to mention those that seemed to hate on Wonder Woman simply because it was a female-let super-hero movie. Ditto for Captain Marvel.
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01 Jun 2019 15:58 #64191 by shadar

kikass2014 wrote: Could be something that is announced at SDCC.

I don't think DC has anything coming out this year, with WW 84 being pushed back til next year.  So this news would be something for sure.

Plus, it is widely expected Marvel will announce their Phase 4 plans at SDCC. 

Announcing Supergirl and showing the first trailer for WW 84 could be DC's main event.

Peace.

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I'd love to see some healthy competition between Marvel (with Captain Marvel as their female front-runner) and DC (with Supergirl and WW as their front-runners).  Who can tell the better superheroine-centric story?

DC has an opening here given that Brie in Captain Marvel disappointed some of us. As others have stated, she could be swapped with a guy and not a single line of dialog or scene would change. 

DC has a chance to tell a story that celebrates the fact their lead is a woman, and that she's absolutely different than Superman and could never be swapped with him in the movie. Give the movie a romantic twist ala WW. Maybe Supergirl and WW teaming up somehow. Lots of possibilities for a good story and plenty of opportunities to punch the female-empowerment cultural button that they'll likely feel obligated to push. 

Maybe even get overt with the old Marston WW concept that nurturing women are genetically and mentally more suited to save the world than war loving men.

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01 Jun 2019 16:26 #64193 by TwiceOnThursdays
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shadar wrote:
I'd love to see some healthy competition between Marvel (with Captain Marvel as their female front-runner) and DC (with Supergirl and WW as their front-runners).  Who can tell the better superheroine-centric story?

DC has an opening here given that Brie in Captain Marvel disappointed some of us. As others have stated, she could be swapped with a guy and not a single line of dialog or scene would change. 


So much this.

The path to better movies is competition and variety.  If DC tries to patten Supergirl off Captain Marvel it'll crash and burn.  And that's not because I didn't like Captain Marvel, it's that being original is a much batter path.

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DC has a chance to tell a story that celebrates the fact their lead is a woman, and that she's absolutely different than Superman and could never be swapped with him in the movie. Give the movie a romantic twist ala WW. Maybe Supergirl and WW teaming up somehow. Lots of possibilities for a good story and plenty of opportunities to punch the female-empowerment cultural button that they'll likely feel obligated to push. 

Maybe even get overt with the old Marston WW concept that nurturing women are genetically and mentally more suited to save the world than war loving men.

Shadar


I will not miss it if they remove a romance angle.  Though I'm an old softy and mist up at a good romance -- I feel sometimes it's forced into movies when it doesn't need to be there.  Just like not every Super-hero movie needs to be the origin story!

But I must admit my brain purposely read that as "a romance twist with Supergirl and WW...."  Oh yeah. ;-)

I do think that the writing team should have a good handle on how Superiglrl is NOT just "Superman in a skirt". and use this to inform the script.  If you want a Superman movie just make a Superman movie.

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01 Jun 2019 16:36 #64194 by shadar

TwiceOnThursdays wrote: I've learned long ago to not make final judgment on casting until we actually see the performance (or enough of it).

OTH, the armchair analysis is always really really fun. Trying to figure that with this director, screenwriter and casting what kind of movie they are making.  (etc).

I do try to reserve actual judgment until the final product. I think some decided they hated Gal Godot as Wonder Woman before they ever saw her BE Wonder Woman, and never ever gave her a chance. (I think she's a great Wonder Woman, though I admit to being a bit skeptical at first casting.)  Not to mention those that seemed to hate on Wonder Woman simply because it was a female-let super-hero movie. Ditto for Captain Marvel.


I'm 100% with you on this Twice. I was also skeptical of Gal as WW, but I was just flat wrong.  She's a great WW. 

As far as those who criticize female-led superhero stories on principle, I suppose there will always be misogynists out there. 

My current issue is writing female superheroine stories that are interchangeable with male ones. That's not only unnecessary but it diminishes the unique power of women.  Men and women should approach power differently. They are not interchangeable units. 

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01 Jun 2019 16:43 - 01 Jun 2019 16:44 #64195 by shadar

TwiceOnThursdays wrote:
But I must admit my brain purposely read that as "a romance twist with Supergirl and WW...."  Oh yeah. ;-)


Yeah, I was thinking that in the back of my head when I wrote that comment but decided that was a "bridge too far". 

But they'd sure get a LOT of extra, free publicity if they did. Some say there is no such thing as bad publicity for a new movie. 

But DC would NEVER have the guts. 

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