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"Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow" Gets 2026 Release Date


Wed 15 May 2024 | 01:51 PM
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
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“Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” is set to debut on June 26, 2026, in Imax.

The pic is the second feature in the newly rebooted DC Universe to secure its place on the release calendar, following James Gunn’s “Superman.” 

The cast stars Milly Alcock as the titular Girl of Steel, with Craig Gillespie (“Cruella”) directing from a script by Ana Nogueira (“The Vampire Diaries”).

The project is adapted from a 2022 comic book series of the same title, by Tom King and Bilquis Evely and takes Supergirl away from Earth as she travels through the cosmos with her trusty canine, Krypto the Superdog, in order to escape a life stuck perpetually under the shadow of her cousin, Superman. She encounters an alien girl named Ruthye, who is bent on revenge for the death of her father and recruits Supergirl to help her.

Alcock landed the titular role of Kara Zor-El in the superhero feature in January, after her breakout performance on the first season of HBO’s “House of the Dragon” caught the attention of DC co-chief James Gunn. 

The actress screen tested for the role — including wearing the Supergirl suit — on the set of Gunn’s “Superman.” 

Alcock is widely expected to appear as Supergirl in a DC project before “Woman of Tomorrow,” though Gunn has not confirmed whether it will be with her Kryptonian cousin.

The film, currently in production, is set to debut on July 11, 2025.

When Gunn first announced the “Supergirl” project in January 2023 along with co-chief Peter Safran, he said the character would be “much more hardcore” than previous versions, since this Kara was toughened up for years after watching her home planet’s destruction before she ever makes it to Earth. “She’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing,” Gunn said.

When Gunn first announced the “Supergirl” project in January 2023 along with co-chief Peter Safran, he said the character would be “much more hardcore” than previous versions, since this Kara was toughened up for years after watching her home planet’s destruction before she ever makes it to Earth. “She’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing,” Gunn said.