Ana Nogueira has been announced as the screenwriter for the standalone DC Studios feature, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be the second time Nogueira will write a Supergirl movie. The playwright and actress, who’s father is Brazilian, was hired to write a script for a Supergirl spinoff to The Flash, which was in post-production at the time.
In The Flash, Supergirl is played by Sasha Calle, who is Colombian American and the first Latina Supergirl in DC history. It is unknown whether DC Studio heads James Gunn and Peter Safran will bring Calle back for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.
Gunn welcomed Nogueira to the team on Instagram and described her as “an amazing writer whose screenplay adaptation of Woman of Tomorrow is above and beyond anything I hoped it would be.”
Earlier this year, Gunn and Safran revealed their 8 to 10-year plan to rebrand the superhero studio. When asked if Calle would fit into the new chapter of the DC Universe, Gunn said, “We’re figuring it all out.”
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be adapted from the comic book mini-series of the same name, which was published in 2021 and 2022. THR describes the intentions of the comic as a way to “redefine [Supergirl] as something more than just a girl version of Superman.”
Born in Philadelphia, Nogueira has worked as an actor on several TV series, including The Vampire Diaries, The Michael J. Fox Show, and Hightown. Her off-Broadway play, Which Way to the Stage, premiered last year.
On the podcast An Actor Despairs, Nogueira spoke with host Ryan Perez about the support she received from her Brazilian father and American mother and how the two cultures molded her into who she is today.
“Culture and coming from those two different corners of the world probably was very influential,” she said before recounting how her parents started her on this career path when they recorded the PBS Great Performances production of Into the Woods and let her watch it because they thought she’d enjoy it. “I remember I would build forts in the TV room so that I could spend the whole day napping or just like playing in front of Into the Woods.”