Supergirl is ready for a super return; yes, because since 1984, we haven’t had the chance to watch her at cinema. So Warner Bros have decided to remedy the lack, even entrusting only female directors behind the cameras as to celebrate, in a total pink yet powerful style, the long awaited coming back.
Living in the era where feminism is so prominent and finds its expression everywhere, the re-presentation of strong heroines is a pure and natural consequence.
Just to mention a recent example, the second, well awaited chapter of Incredibles saga is a slightly revamped follow-up to the story, where the protagonist is Elastigirl and not Mrs. Incredible, just to convey a subtle but quite clear message also to the young audience.
Moreover, the release of Patty Jenkins‘ Wonder Woman 1984 is set for 2019, a sequel to last year’s blockbuster, also directed by Jenkins and once again starring Gal Gadot.
So Supergirl is simply following this trend, with some innovative details: it will be Warner’s fifth superhero film featuring a woman lead and if you add that rumors about the casting includes the possibility of some young women of color to interpet Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl), the result will be explosive.