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Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow Will Feature A Harsher, More Messed-Up Hero Than Superman
The DC Universe has announced "Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow," based on the 2022 Tom King comic book run. The DCU version of “Superman” may be going back to the blue boy scout template who doesn’t kill, but now audiences will have a darker super-powered being in the form of Kara Zor-El, who didn't quite have her cousin's privileged upbringing.
James Gunn, co-CEO of DC Studios shared details about the new Supergirl character with /Film's own Jenna Busch. "Kara was in a piece of Krypton that was drifting away from the planet and lived there for the first 14 years of her life [in] a horrible situation in which she watched everyone around her die. So she's a much harsher and more f***ed up Supergirl."
In the Tom King comic, Kara is a lost and angry character, who is recruited to go on a revenge mission, the kind of thing Superman wouldn't take on for moral reasons. Gunn said that King's ability to turn established characters on their heads is one of the reasons they're excited to adapt his work and, beyond that, to involve him in the DCU brain trust.