Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow gets release date (and it's sooner than you think)

The Girl of Steel's silver screen return has been set as the DC Universe's Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow has found its release date.
SUPERGIRL: Woman of Tomorrow - First Look Trailer (HD) Milly Alcock DC Studios Deepfake
SUPERGIRL: Woman of Tomorrow - First Look Trailer (HD) Milly Alcock DC Studios Deepfake / stryder HD

James Gunn and Peter Safran's DC Universe is starting to take form. The duo are relaunching DC's heroes with a brand new film series that will be headlined by none other than the Man of Steel himself. David Corenswet will star as the hero in 2025's Superman and we just got our first look at his suit.

But he won't be the only Super making their presence felt in the DCU's early days. His cousin will be joining in on the fun too, as Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be flying onto the silver screen in the near future, too. Nearer than anticipated, it seems.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow lands 2026 release date

As revealed by Deadline, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will fly onto the big screen on June 26, 2026. That puts it just under a year after the release of Superman, the movie that Milly Alcock is expected to make her debut as the character in. It also makes it the second film in the DC Universe to have a release date, as Warner Bros. Discovery's new shared universe of superheroes is beginning to come together.

James Gunn took to social media to confirm the report, which also states that Craig Gillespie will direct the Girl of Steel's cinematic adventure. This comes after a series of reports announced Gillespie would step behind the camera, but as Gunn himself is always very active on social media and usually responds to reports about the DCU franchise, fans were waiting for this confirmation.

The upcoming film is set to adapt Tom King's Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow comic series, which ran from August 2021 to April 2022. It was critically acclaimed, with audiences loving this particular take on the Girl of Steel, so when Gunn confirmed the title of the upcoming DC Universe movie, fans were thrilled. Whether it will be a direct adaptation or simply influence elements of the story remains to be seen. Either way, they certainly picked strong source material for Supergirl's big screen return.

This will be the second movie headlined by the Girl of Steel after 1984's Supergirl, which starred Helen Slater. It will also be her third appearance on the silver screen after Sasha Calle played her in 2023's DCEU movie The Flash. The character's biggest success, however, came on the small screen in the CBS/CW series (also titled Supergirl). Led by Melissa Benoist, it ran for six seasons between 2015 and 2021 and was part of the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with shows such as The Flash, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman (with Benoist crossing over onto each of those shows on multiple occasions).

Another CW star was in the running for the role of Supergirl on the big screen, as The Winchesters' Meg Donnelly made it down to the final two before Milly Alcock was ultimately cast in the role.

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