James Gunn wants to get one thing straight about his newly announced “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” project: this ain’t your momma’s Supergirl. “She’s a much harsher and more f***ed up Supergirl,” Gunn said at Monday night’s DC event.
According to DC Comics, “Supergirl: World of Tomorrow” basically explores the possibility of a DC superhero having PTSD and an insanely hard life. Supergirl, aka Kara Zor-El, is forced to watch the destruction of everything she knows for 14 years straight after being stranded on a detached portion of Krypton and, eventually, is left without purpose after finding out her cousin, Superman, is now protecting Earth and perfectly fine. “What was it all for?” a DC description asks. “Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes.”
While the movie’s storyline has yet to be confirmed by Gunn, “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” will likely focus on the ensuing relationship between Supergirl and a young alien that enters her life named Ruthye, whom she is tasked with keeping safe. It’s basically “Man of Steel” meets “Logan,” to sum everything up simply.
‘”[Ruthye’s] world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there,” the DC description reads. “She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost.” Let’s just hope that Gunn’s Supergirl will be joined by her comics-accurate companion — aka Krypto. As DC describes the original story, “A Kryptonian, a dog, and an angry, heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core.”