Hollyscoop has reported on a rumor going around that 2009 Grammy winner Taylor Swift is in talks to put on the blue and red costume in an upcoming remake/reboot of the 1984 film Supergirl, that once starred Helen Slater and Faye Dunaway. Their sources say that Warner Bros. is looking to create a new film, and/or possibly a TV series, for the character, despite the original film being a financial failure.
Since this is merely a rumor as of now, the more interesting part was what the source’s said about the scarcity of female superheroes at the moment, “Hollywood is short of female heroes and the time is right for a new Supergirl.” This part seems logical enough – despite the mandate from a couple years ago when studio head Jeff Rubinox supposedly said, “Warner Bros. will no longer feature movies with female leads.”
This comes after a number of financial flops featuring some of the biggest female names in acting (Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, and Hilary Swank all from 2007 in The Brave One, The Invasion, and The Reaping, respectively). However, this may be shown to be false by the number of movies released since 2007 with leads that are women, such as Sex in the City, Whiteout, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 along with the 2011 Zack Snyder film, Sucker Punch and the Sex in the City sequel. So take that as you will.
Taylor Swift, who will next be appearing in February’s Valentine’s Day (along with most of Hollywood), has only other acting credit to date; an episode of CBS’s CSI. What do you think about the idea of a new Supergirl movie, and/or with Taylor Swift in the role?