Craig Gillespie in Talks to Direct DC Studios’ ‘Supergirl’

Craig Gillespie and Milly Alcock
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“I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie is in talks to direct the upcoming “Supergirl” film at Warner Bros.’ DC Studios.

The film, titled “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,” is based on the DC comics run of the same name by Tom King and Bilquis Evely. It’s set to shoot later this year, after James Gunn’s “Superman” wraps filming. “House of the Dragon” breakout Milly Alcock will star in the titular role.

Alcock won the role after an extensive casting process during which Gunn and co-CEO Peter Safran flew multiple actors, including Meg Donnelly, to Atlanta for onscreen auditions on the “Superman: Legacy” set.

“Milly was the FIRST person I brought up to Peter for this role, well over a year ago, when I had only read the comics,” Gunn said on social media upon her casting. “I was watching ‘House of the Dragon’ and thought she might have the edge, grace and authenticity we needed.”

Gunn has previously teased that the new take on the superhero will be “much more hardcore” than previous interpretations of the character. “She’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing,” he explained in 2023 when presenting the first 10 titles in the new DCU slate.

In the new iteration, Supergirl travels across the galaxy to celebrate her 21st birthday with Krypto the Superdog. Along the way, she meets a young woman named Ruthye and winds up on a murderous quest for revenge.

DC bosses Gunn and Safran will produce. Ana Nogueira (“The Vampire Diaries”) is writing the screenplay.

Gillespie’s directing credits include “Cruella,” “The Finest Hours,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” and, most recently, “Dumb Money.” He is represented by CAA, Rumble Media and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Deadline was first to report the news.

From Variety US