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Craig Gillespie In Talks To Direct ‘Supergirl’ For DC Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Cruella and I, Tonya filmmaker Craig Gillespie is in talks to direct Supergirl for Warner Bros’ DC Studios, we can tell you first.

The plan is for DC to shoot the movie for Q4 after they’ve completed James Gunn’s Superman, which is shooting in Georgia for a July 11, 2025 theatrical release. DC bosses Gunn and Peter Safran are producing. DC EVP Chantal Nong is executive producing, we hear.

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As we previously reported, House of the Dragon‘s Milly Alcock won the role of Supergirl, and she’ll appear in another DC project before making her big-screen debut as the Angel of the Sky.

Supergirl is based on Tom King’s 2022 comic book series Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, which Bilquis Evely illustrated. Ana Nogueira adapted the comic book for the big screen. If you want to know how hot a comic book it is, you’ll find it upfront at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove for purchase.

Gunn said at a DC Studios presser early last year that in their Supergirl “we see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off Krypton, and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl. She’s much more hardcore; she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

The CAA-repped Gillespie has a specialty when delivering female-driven projects: I, Tonya scored an Oscar win for Allison Janney as Best Supporting Actress, and also notched a total of three Oscar noms including for Margot Robbie in the Best Actress category. His Cruella, a solo spinoff starring Emma Stone based on the 101 Dalmatians villain, was a big pandemic Disney+ and box office hit combined, grossing more than $233 million worldwide; the movie won an Oscar for Costume Design. Let’s also not forget Gillespie’s other female-driven TV series, Hulu’s Pam and Tommy, on which he received a Primetime Emmy nom for Outstanding Limited and Anthology Series.

Australian filmmaker Gillespie is also repped by Rumble Media and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

DC did not respond to request for comment.

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