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Dusty Ayres June 20 2010 08:15 PM

When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
...The best actresses who could play the role (Dakota Fanning & AnnaSophia Robb) are acting now, yet what does Warner Bros. do? Sit on this property and Superman and do nothing with either!

It's time that the WB get cracking and make the movies already, especially as the above-mentioned ladies are growing up fast! We've already seen the role slip through the fingers of Kirsten Dunst and Hayden Pantierre, and others like Haley Cucco; let's not see the role pass these two lovely ladies up!

Does anybody agree with me?

Snaploud June 20 2010 08:32 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088206/

Christopher June 20 2010 08:40 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
Hm, when I saw the thread title, I was going to suggest Kristen Bell. My mental image of Supergirl is shaped by the DCAU version designed by Bruce Timm and voiced by Nicholle Tom, so I guess I'm thinking in terms of her personality and attitude.

I can't say I agree with most of your casting recommendations -- particularly if that last one is meant to reference Kaley Cuoco from Charmed, who's one of the most thoroughly unappealing actresses I've ever seen. Well, I can't address Ms. Robb as a candidate since I'm not familiar with her, though she looks nice enough in her IMDb pictures. Ms. Panetierre has potential, but she doesn't seem quite the right type to me somehow. Same with Ms. Fanning -- I liked her in Push, but she just doesn't strike me as a Supergirl type, and neither does Ms. Dunst.

Trying to think of teenage blonde actresses I'm familiar with... Eureka's Jordan Hinson is all that comes to mind. I'd suggest Castle's Molly C. Quinn, but it would be a crime to dye her gorgeous red hair. Anyone object to a ginger Supergirl?


And I think most of us would agree that the main goal for a Supergirl movie would be to expunge the memory of the one whose IMDb entry is linked in the previous post. Helen Slater was lovely, Jerry Goldsmith's music was excellent, some of the flying sequences were cool, but my gods, what a mess of a movie.

SiorX June 20 2010 08:44 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
^If we're going with a red head, I'd sooner have a Batgirl movie.

Actually, I just want a Batgirl movie regardless. I'm not even fussy which Batgirl. Babs (Year One), Cass, Steph - all fantastic characters.
/OT

T J June 20 2010 08:54 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
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Dusty Ayres wrote: (Post 4180674)
...The best actresses who could play the role (Dakota Fanning & AnnaSophia Robb) are acting now

Not only do I disagree, these choices are beyond dreadful! Do I have better suggestions of my own... no, not at the moment. But at the very least I'd choose a woman and not prepubescent looking little girls.

Shazam! June 20 2010 08:57 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
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Dusty Ayres wrote: (Post 4180674)
We've already seen the role slip through the fingers of Kirsten Dunst and Hayden Pantierre, and others like Haley Cucco

Thank God.

Shazam! June 20 2010 09:00 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
Also, the problem with a Supergirl movie is that EVERY Supergirl origin is either ridiculously lame or diminishes Superman's 'Last son of Krypton' schtick.

Harvey June 20 2010 09:14 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
Warner Bros. hasn't been able to succesfully launch Superman as a film property in the past twenty years. I see no reason why they'd pursue Supergirl. It's not as famous, not as popular, and already lead to a box-office catastrophe in the 1980s. Hollywood isn't exactly rushing to make films with female leads, especially superhero films with female leads, either.

Forbin June 20 2010 09:37 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
Of all those mentioned, Kristen Bell is the only one that makes me go "Yeah, she'd work!" The rest range from "nah" to "Oh good god NO!"

captcalhoun June 20 2010 09:55 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
i'd rather see a Batgirl or Huntress flick.

or even Black Canary...

or Power Girl...

SiorX June 20 2010 09:57 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
^ Or a BoP movie with all of them. That would rock.

captcalhoun June 20 2010 10:00 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
^ true dat.

Christopher June 20 2010 10:01 PM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
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T J wrote: (Post 4180735)
But at the very least I'd choose a woman and not prepubescent looking little girls.

Well, she's called Supergirl for a reason. In most incarnations, she's supposed to be a teenager. So it's appropriate to consider actresses who are in the 16-18 range or can pass for it.

Broccoli June 21 2010 01:08 AM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
A Power Girl movie could never be made, I don't think. At least one that follows her comic mythology. Her back story is so convoluted and messy that I don't think it could realistically be translated to film without having the audience go "Huh...whut?" They'd be better off making a Supergirl film as PG and SG are largely the same character.

That being said, I don't mind being proven wrong.

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SiorX wrote: (Post 4180720)
^If we're going with a red head, I'd sooner have a Batgirl movie.

Actually, I just want a Batgirl movie regardless. I'm not even fussy which Batgirl. Babs (Year One), Cass, Steph - all fantastic characters.
/OT

I'll agree with that (although, I am not a big fan of Cass).

Gaith June 21 2010 03:03 AM

Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?
 
Quote:

T J wrote: (Post 4180735)
Not only do I disagree, these choices are beyond dreadful! Do I have better suggestions of my own... no, not at the moment. But at the very least I'd choose a woman and not prepubescent looking little girls.

This.

Adrianne Palicki played the fake Kara from Smallville's S4 finale, and could still be a very solid choice, imo...

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6...nnepalicki.jpg


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Shazam! wrote: (Post 4180748)
Also, the problem with a Supergirl movie is that EVERY Supergirl origin is either ridiculously lame or diminishes Superman's 'Last son of Krypton' schtick.

A very fair point. So, why not make her a parallel universe female Kal-El? Jor-El had a daughter instead of a son, and launched her. Ergo, Supergirl, with a non-lame origin that doesn't diminish Clark's. :bolian:


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