Warner Brothers wants a female director for Supergirl. Who should direct?

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According to a new report, Warner Brothers is seeking a woman to direct the upcoming Supergirl movie. Here are five amazing women directors who can tackle the Supergirl film for WB and DC!

A new article from Deadline examines the future of Warner Brothers and in the write-up is a discussion about all the future projects, and about upcoming films by the studio which feature women directors. One of these projects includes Supergirl, which the site says, ” the studio has been very vocal about wanting to employ another female director for yet, another strong female superhero — Supergirl.”

So with this news, we have decided to give a list of female directors who might be a strong fit for directing the project Here are five great choices that can bring the iconic character Supergirl to the big screen!

#1 Kathryn Bigelow

What can be said about Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Pont Break) that has not been said already? The woman can direct a fantastic action movie with her eyes closed and still give the material so much substance.

She isn’t known for making family movies because she tends to lean towards heavier subjects such as war or terrorism. That being said, maybe this could give Bigelow an opportunity to take on something with fluff. Given her experience with action and drama, she could bring a Richard Donner-style presence to that of Supergirl.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 26: Greta Gerwig attends Miscast 2018 Honors Laurie Metcalf at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 26: Greta Gerwig attends Miscast 2018 Honors Laurie Metcalf at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) /

#2 Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig is still somewhat of an indie darling but after her acclaimed hit Lady Bird, she has a tad more muscle in the Hollywood hemisphere. The film dealt with subjects of womanhood, parental conflicts, and growing up. Maybe her skill sets will translate well to Supergirl.

She has never worked on a huge Hollywood production before but sometimes the method of using independent filmmakers for bigger projects has tested well for Marvel. Perhaps Greta Gerwig is the next big blockbuster director in the making.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 11: Michelle McLaren speaks on stage at the Primetime special presentation during the 14th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 11, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for DIFF)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 11: Michelle McLaren speaks on stage at the Primetime special presentation during the 14th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 11, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for DIFF) /

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#3 Michelle MacLaren

Michelle Maclaren is still an unknown among mainstream audiences as a director but her experience speaks volumes in the television world. Among her credits are some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad as well as a few top-notch episodes from Game of Thrones.

She still has not crossed over into directing full-length features as of yet but given her experience maybe Supergirl could be her breakout film. She’s incredibly gifted with directing tension and action, and with the right budget, she can probably knock this DC project out of the park as well.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 26: Actress Elizabeth Banks delivers remarks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 26: Actress Elizabeth Banks delivers remarks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) /

#4 Elizabeth Banks

While I wasn’t a fan of Pitch Perfect 2, I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Banks. Her direction on the sequel brought the same fun and energy of the first; the problem though is Pitch Perfect never required a sequel.

As a director, I think she has plenty of room to grow and she can undoubtedly spread her wings with Supergirl. That property needs fun and ridiculous energy that certainly can be executed with Banks and her humorous nature. Maybe she can tackle this property once she finishes directing Charlie Angels.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: Director Debra Granik attends the 2018 Sundance Film Festival screening of ‘Leave No Trace’ at Picturehouse Central on June 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: Director Debra Granik attends the 2018 Sundance Film Festival screening of ‘Leave No Trace’ at Picturehouse Central on June 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images) /

# 5 Debra Granik

Debra Granik isn’t a well-known filmmaker yet but she is responsible for giving us one of Hollywood’s biggest breakout stars– Jennifer Lawrence. In 2010, Granik made Lawrence a star with her performance in Winter’s Bone. After the acclaimed filmmaker dropped off the radar before resurfacing this year with another amazing film titled Leave No Trace.

Her films usually have strong female leads and deal with tough subjects. Whether she wants to embrace a huge massive blockbuster is anyone’s guess but she has the right story experience for such a film involving Supergirl.

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What do you think? Who would you like to see direct a Supergirl film for Warner Brothers? Tell us in the comments below!