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Old June 21 2010, 07:11 AM   #29
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Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?

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Otherwise it would just look like "Hey, we made a Superman movie, but made Superman female!"
Exactly.

They could introduce the concept in trailers, with a voiceover that explicitly states the "what-if" scenario. Then, they could have some throwaway in-joke line in the movie itself:

A female friend of Kara's: "Ever wonder what your life would be like if you'd been conceived as a boy?"
Kara: "Er, no... why do you ask?"
Friend: "Oh, nothing. Just one of those 'what-ifs' from my Brain Benders page-a-day calendar. Hey, look, back to the movie's plot again."
Sorry, still don't think it'll work. Your approach, while inherently okay, would look too much like a gimmick to average movie goers.

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Personally, if they ever wanted to make a Supergirl movie, I would suspect the most promising way to do it is to introduce her in a Superman movie and then have a spin-off (kind of like how they crafted the Electra movie - only hopefully with a higher quality product).
But people would always wonder where Supes was, and why he can't help her, and if they do team up, well, one full-powered Kryptonian is strong enough, having two in one live-action movie would be even tougher to pull off. Same goes for Power Girl and basically any JLA featuring Supes.
Having a line to explain why Supes can't help (as did the Helen Slater Supergirl movie did) would be much easier to pull off and more likely to be accepted by movie goers than having a needlessly complicated alternative universe (that isn't directly referred to as an Alt-Universe) scenario.

Speaking of which, I always wanted to see a Smallville episode with this sort of conceit, in which Clark somehow enters an alternative reality where a daughter of Jor-El and Lara came to Earth. Clark and his "sister" could then kick some butt together before the former went home.
That would probably be the best way to introduce Power Girl on Smallville if they wanted to.
Post S3-Smallville is dead to me, so it's now a moot/retro-hypothetical point as far as I'm concerned.
Terrific. Doesn't mean that wouldn't be a good way to incorporate Power Girl on the show.
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