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Superman being put on the back burn while Supergirl moves into big screen spotlight

February 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Kal-El’s little cousin is about to make her presence felt on the big screen as well as the small.

Yes, Supergirl is looking likely to be hogging the spotlight on the big screen for a while before Superman – Henry Cavill or otherwise – make his solo return.

A new report claims that, moving forward, DC/Warners plan on putting Supergirl, rather than Superman, front and centre for the foreseeable future, joining the Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman and the long in development Batgirl movie.

The Forbes article reports: “Superman has been shelved for now, as a temporary measure to let Supergirl step into the limelight and carry the Kryptonian banner for a little while on the big screen, as the worlds of DC continue to evolve and solidify a path forward. Superman will of course inevitably appear again in movies some day”

We would be first in line for a Supergirl movie, but we would prefer her running alongside her cousin rather instead of… Superman is the heart of the DC universe and as such, it needs him representing.

We also hope that it’s handled better than The CW interpretation of the character – as much as we love The Arrowverse, Supergirl is by far the weakest entry, so let’s hope they can deliver something more exciting.



Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….