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Old June 21 2010, 03:09 AM   #16
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Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?

Young blond women are really hard to find in Hollywood, so I imagine casting such a movie would be arduous indeed. Oops, did I let a little sarcasm sneak into my post?
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Old June 21 2010, 03:31 AM   #17
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Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?

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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. [/QUOTE]

Then you'd have Power Girl.

I dunno...I think the "another planet from another universe" aspect would be too much for a mainstream movie.
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Old June 21 2010, 03:54 AM   #18
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^^ Er, no; Power Girl is an alternate version of Kara/Supergirl, who has AFAIK always existed alongside Superman in some form, whereas I'm proposing replacing Superman for this particular movie. An entirely different kettle of fish. As for the alternate universe angle, so long as there weren't any crossovers to Kal-El's universe, I hardly think audiences would be confused, seeing as how they embraced the loopier Trek XI without any trouble. It'd just be a Superman story, maybe showing Ma and Pa Kent, but with a chick. No problemo.

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.
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Old June 21 2010, 04:00 AM   #19
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I would go with Taylor Momsen for Supergirl.

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Taylor Michel Momsen[1] (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, musician, and model. She portrays the character Jenny Humphrey on The CW television series Gossip Girl. She is also known for her role as Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas,[2] and for fronting the rock band, The Pretty Reckless.
She is young, very lovely and popular...soon to be even more so.



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Old June 21 2010, 04:06 AM   #20
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Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?

You guys are inspiring to write my own "Supergirl" script. I'd love to see a "Supergirl" script featuring the current Michael Turner/Jeph Loeb Kara. I've been a fan of hers since reading that arc. I dig Taylor Momsen. I like the idea of it being a coming of age superhero flick. You'd need the use of Superman, Lois, and Ma and Pa Kent maybe if you adapted the current edition. Probably would have to create a villain like the original film tried to do but make it more of a threat. Perhaps even a "Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes" film would be interesting. Hmmmm.....
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Old June 21 2010, 04:17 AM   #21
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And Taylor Momsen's band(The Pretty Reckless) could do a song or 2 for the Supergirl soundtrack. I am loving this!



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Old June 21 2010, 04:22 AM   #22
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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...




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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.
Now this I could see!
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Old June 21 2010, 04:51 AM   #23
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^^ Er, no; Power Girl is an alternate version of Kara/Supergirl, who has AFAIK always existed alongside Superman in some form, whereas I'm proposing replacing Superman for this particular movie. An entirely different kettle of fish. As for the alternate universe angle, so long as there weren't any crossovers to Kal-El's universe, I hardly think audiences would be confused, seeing as how they embraced the loopier Trek XI without any trouble. It'd just be a Superman story, maybe showing Ma and Pa Kent, but with a chick. No problemo.
I know what and who Power Girl is. In short, she's Supergirl from an alternate universe.

What I didn't understand is that you meant the whole movie would take place in the alt-universe, instead of having Supergirl cross-over to "our" universe. I am still not sure how well that would fly (no pun intended). I think audiences would go "Where's Superman? How come they didn't at least mention Superman?"

How would it be addressed that this was an alternate universe w/o the film addressing it as such or some sort of cross over? Otherwise it would just look like "Hey, we made a Superman movie, but made Superman female!"

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).

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.
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Old June 21 2010, 05:23 AM   #24
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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."

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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.

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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.

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Old June 21 2010, 06:28 AM   #25
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i'd rather see a Batgirl or Huntress flick.

or even Black Canary...

or Power Girl...
Warner Bros has moratoriumed any future productions with a female lead. This after the WW DTDVD didn't sell well enough fast enough.

And yes, it is animated, but do you really expect they're gonna put even MORE money at risk for a LA version?

You don't see Marvel doing any female led LA super-movies either.

I DO think they might be able to get Supergirl in as a supporting character MAYBE if they get the core Superman franchise back off the ground, but it's a long shot.
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Old June 21 2010, 06:33 AM   #26
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Also I'm not quite sure how Super GIRL tarnishes Super MAN's thing as the Last SON of Krypton.
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Also I'm not quite sure how Super GIRL tarnishes Super MAN's thing as the Last SON of Krypton.
Dilution of concept. At one point in the Silver Age, there was Superman, Supergirl, a Super dog, a Super cat, a whole bottle city of miniature Kryptonians (Kandor), and if memory serves even a Super horse. (and that's not counting all the villains in the Phantom Zone).

It's hard to play the "last of my kind" trope when, frankly, you AREN'T "the last".
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Old June 21 2010, 07:01 AM   #28
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^^ I'm not positive, but I think he was kidding.
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Old June 21 2010, 07:11 AM   #29
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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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Well, fair enough, I'll take a compliment.

I grant you that no major movie has tried a "what-if" scenario of the sort that I propose, although I'd argue that the modest success of The Incredible Hulk, rebooting the character so soon after Hulk, suggests that it could be feasible. It would certainly be interesting to see how the general public would react. Given all this Avengers business, they might speculate to no end about a crossover movie uniting the universes. But until a major "what-if" along these lines, there's really no way of knowing, imo.
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