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“Suicide Squad” Targets Director & “Supergirl” Gets Series Commitment From CBS!

By: Adam Basciano

Suicide Squad New 52

Warner Brothers film division is gearing up to get started on another DC Entertainment live action film property, “Suicide Squad.”  According to Variety, the studio wants director David Ayer (Harsh Times, End of Watch, Fury) to direct the project.  “It is unknown where things stand in the deal making process as Warners would not comment, but sources say the studio feels Ayer is a good fit for the dark and edgy film.” For those who don’t know about the comic book series, “the original comic series focused on a team of supervillains who were given a second chance by the government for redemption. The catch is that the mission they are sent on will likely end up killing all of them.” The existing script for the film was written by Justin Marks. (The Jungle Book, Top Gun 2)

Supergirl New 52

Meanwhile, shortly after hearing that a Supergirl show was being planned and shopped around to the various networks, the show has found a network.  Faster than a speeding bullet or a locomotive, CBS swooped in giving “Supergirl” a series commitment. Meaning if the pilot is produced and the network doesn’t have the show go to air, they would have to pay a penalty.  So unless disaster strikes, there’s a great chance “Supergirl” will be flying on television soon. As mentioned in my previous article, the series will be produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family, The New Normal). The official log line for the series reads as follows; “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.” Interesting that Superman is referenced in the logline.  Will he have some sort of presence in the pilot or show at all given WB’s stance on keeping their movie and TV properties separate remains to be seen. Let the casting process begin…

(Source: Variety, Deadline)


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