A teenage wannabe villain fights his feelings for the super-heroine that joined his school
INSERT - COMIC BOOK - EXT. WATERFRONT TRAIL - NIGHT
It was just an average, unassuming
night in a quiet park in Downtown
Metroville, your typical
Police officers are patrolling when they notices a meteor
crash land in the center of the park.
COMIC BOOK - EXT. FIELD
They follow the source of the crash until they see a meteor
hatching to reveal baby ELLIE inside. She chews on her
pristine blond hair, visually exploring the unfamiliar land
It sure was lucky the police were
there to over-patrol that specific
park that specific night, because
they would discover the savior of
COMIC BOOK - INT. ORPHANAGE/CAFETERIA - DAY
It wasn't long before the adults
around her quickly caught wind of
her unique gifts.
A four-year-old Ellie flies around the room, searching for
the cookie jar while juggling every piece of furniture or
caretaker in her way.
The other kids are excited by this spectacle, but the ones
who are most enthralled are several BUSINESSMEN, who came
to visit the orphanage.
COMIC BOOK - EXT. DOWNTOWN - NIGHT
Ellie, now 10 and is followed by news cameras and heavy
marketing. She winks to an excited crowd while vaporizing a
burglar with a power blast from her hand.
Ever since she was in Kindergarten,
Galaxy Girl has been patrolling the
night sky, keeping the entire city
INT. TROLLEY - MORNING
The train is full of kids in prep school uniforms on their
way to school.
GEORGE (16) gets interrupted from his comic by a half
crushed can of soda rolling to his feet.
Despite the fact that he's wearing the exact same uniform
as everyone else, his outfit somehow looks the cheapest. He
wears a necklace containing his transit pass, a giant chain
of utility keys, and a cat key-chain wrapped around his
tiny, effeminate body.
His half-open backpack sits on his lap. A beat-up notebook
containing his "PLANS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD" sits on top
He kicks the can to the popular kids chatting by the door.
A tall JACK stands at the door, studying his reflection in
the window. He desperately looks for the "perfect" way to
mess up his hair.
VERONICA and SUZY watch him from behind and giggle to
I still can't get over the fact that
THE Galaxy Girl is attending our
Yeah, we know. It's all you blab on
ALICE, a quiet girl in glasses, stands at the edge of the
conversation, listening in while reading the same comic as
Alice looks in George's direction and smiles when she sees
he's reading the same comic as her. He panics and pulls out
his notebook and nervously sketches in it.
C'mon, there's no way she'll be able
to resist me. Watch this.
Veronica rolls her eyes.
Can't they find some other slut to
mindlessly drone over this week.
Hey, what's your jacket made out of?
Jack pinches a piece of Veronica's uniform as she stares at
George's notebook is filled with sketches of him in
different cat-themed super-villain outfits. In the corner,
he works on a crude sketch of Ellie's body being
Oh, I guess it's felt.
None of these mouth-breathers will
be laughing when I kill their
beloved heroine and rule the world.
Veronica grabs Jack's hand and moves it off of her shirt.
Jack, that was the worst thing I've
C'mon, it wasn't that bad. You girls
are just too judgy.
The trolley cuts through a large park, causing the outside
to be darker temporarily and making a reflection of
George's bloody drawings visible in the window behind him.
At the same time, Alice's eyes happen to wander towards the
reflection of his art.
It's gonna take someone real smart
to get into her social circle.
Hey, I could be really smart.
She ignores him.
Even the total losers that go to
this school could climb their way to
the top of the social ladder if they
got to be close with Galaxy Girl.
The rest of the group runs over to Alice to comfort her
and, in the process, they all get a look at George's
What the hell is wrong with you
Ew, you shouldn't be anywhere near
that little creep. He's like super
George shoves his notebook into his bag as a tear rolls
down his cheek.
Why are you working on your creepy
fan-fiction in public. What are you,
One day all of them will pay. Once I
kill their beloved heroine, they'll
be nothing stopping me.
EXT. LIVINGSTON ACADEMY - ENTRANCE
George sulks across the street from the trolley platform.
Students are chattering in the crosswalk as press vans are
lining the street.
How do you think Galaxy Girl has the
time to always look so perfect?
I just hope she has enough time to
sign all my Special Edition
MAX runs up to him and wraps his arm around George.
I know you'd be the most excited
about having a hot, out-of-this
world, super-powered babe come to
George looks away and blushes.
D..don't tell me your obsessed with
all this super-hero worship crap
too. You know, a..aside from the
fact that, you know, she hatched
from a meteor from outer-space and
everything, she's just a normal
teenager like us... probably.
Oh my God, there she is!
ELLIE's (14) imposing statuesque figure flies from the sky
munching an oversized breakfast sandwich. With the
exception of the crumbs and syrup splattered all over
herself, her perky face is pure of blemishes. She waves to
the cameras, but is more focused on trying to understand
the stained and crumpled up class schedule in her hands.
She is swarmed by students right as she tries to land.
Ellie's overwhelmed by the crowd. She worriedly points to
her schedule, trying to get someone to explain it for her.
Can I have your autograph?
What's your favorite part about
being a superhero.
Can so...mpph mmm... ex...kmmph?
George tries his best to ignore the crowd and get inside
the building. He passes by the local news crew.
We're live as Galaxy Girl starts her
first day at school at one of
Metroville's most highly regarded
schools, Livingston Academy for Arts
and Sciences. From the looks of it,
she surely won't have trouble making
any new friends.
Ellie meekly waves to the reporter.
Jack pushes his way to the front of the crowd, brushing off
the sweat from the intense camera lights behind him.
His confidence fades as soon as he gets close to Ellie. He
meekishly holds a piece of the school uniform of the
confused, world-famous superhero that's a full head taller
Hey... uhm.. tha...that's a nice
jacket you have. W..what's it made
Ellie gulps down her food and gives a pretty unconvincing
Oh, uhm, probably the same thing as
your uniform, I guess. You know,
it's funny, I think the school makes
all of them with the same design.
Isn't that cool?
Jack's face turns red.
Ellie shoves more of the sandwich into her mouth while
pointing at her schedule.
Camyou help..mm..me read mmph-y
Jack sulks back into the crowd as Veronica and the others
try their hardest to contain their laughter.
I didn't think she'd be that...
Ellie sees Jack's left and smiles and waves goodbye. The
crowd gets more hectic and moves closer to her.
George shuffles behind Ellie, trying to get away from all
the mania and just get to class.
Ellie, overwhelmed, both emotionally and with the food in
her mouth, walks back from the crowd while pointing towards
the school. On her way, her butt accidentally bumps into
The color immediately drains from his face.
Her first offensive maneuver...
Her superhuman strength causes the simple bump to send
George flying into a wall hundreds of feet behind them.
... and shows no mercy
Ellie turns around shocked.
His vision is obstructed by dust and debris. The only thing
her can see is an extremely blurred image of an awestruck
crowd staring at Ellie. She is panicked and flies to help
Ellie's worried face blurs back into his focus. He smacks
his tongue, tasting the pancake syrup from the sandwich
dripping from her face and into his mouth. She pokes his
face to see if he's still conscious.
Ellie floats several feet from the ground while cradling
George in her arms. Everyone is snaps photos of the two
while George coughs the syrup out of his mouth.
Aw they're so cute together.
I wish I was in Galaxy Girl's arms.
While everyone else is enjoying elaborately packed meals,,
George is the only one eating the school lunch. He tries
his best not to acknowledge his square Altoona-style pizza
sitting in front of him that's burnt on one end and
undercooked on the other.
His eyes are locked on Ellie sitting at the table text to
him. He jots things in his notebook such as:
- "THE GAP BETWEEN MY STRENGTH STRENGTH AND GALAXY GIRL'S
IS A LOT LARGER THAN INITIALLY ANTICIPATED. (MIGHT NEED TO
- "GALAXY GIRL APPEARS TO BE HAVING TROUBLE ADJUSTING TO
HER NEW ENVIRONMENT. (CAN RELATE :( MIGHT BE A WEAKNESS
THAT COULD BE EXPLOITED LATER)"
Ellie is THE center of attention, not that she would know.
She's pretty busy preparing her lunch: a buffet of chicken
sandwiches from every regional fast food chain in the city.
I used to have a bunch of tutors
homeschooling me my entire life. But
you know what, I stood my ground and
told my manager I was ready to go to
real school with all the super-cool
city kids. It took a lot of
presentations, but he finally
decided to let me come here.
Ellie dips a double chicken-bacon burger from the "King's
Chicken" bag into a bowl of honey mustard before biting
You think she's gonna share any of
C'mon don't be mean or else she
won't want to sit with us.
Ellie takes a big sip of the 64oz mega-milkshake from
Oklahoma Chicken & Burgers.
So Ellie.. uhm.. do you like our
school so far?
Yeah, I bet you had a bunch of
really cute guys clamoring to get a
piece of you?
George overhears this and accidentally snaps his pen in
half in the middle of writing. Ellie and George notice each
other in their peripheral vision and both blush.
C'mon, Veronica, Ellie's too famous
to be into any of the guys that go
Ellie laughs and intentionally falls out of her chair
towards George's lap, breaking his table and scattering
both of their lunches into their faces.
Everybody crowds over the Ellie and ignore George.
Oh my God.
Are you okay?
Let me help you.
George tries to hide while Ellie licks the food off her
INT. HALLWAY - AFTERNOON
George wanders the hallway alone, scribbling in his
notebook with his now taped-together pen. He's in front of
the window for Ellie's classroom.
He looks inside the room. Ellie scratches her head,
struggling to keep up with the material.
A giant squid robotic squid starts attacking the city and
the classroom panics.
Ellie is too engrossed in her note-taking to notice. She
lays her head on the table, facing away from the window as
she stuffs cookies from her pocket into her mouth.
George lowers his head so Ellie doesn't see her.
The girl sitting behind Ellie and yanks her uniform and
points to the squid. Ellie jolts up and wipes the cookie
dust off the cookie dust on her mouth.
Ellie jolts up and raises her hand.
Oh, do you mind if I...
Yes! Yes! For God sakes just go.
George notices Ellie's about to leave and gets up and tries
to run a way before she can notice him.
In her rush out of the classroom, Ellie trips over George
causing both of their belongings (which for Ellie, is like
90% snacks) to spill across the hallway.
Oh no! I'm so sorry.
George panics when he can't find his notebook containing
all his "evil" plans. He scours the floor for it all while
doing his best to avoid direct eye contact with Ellie.
Ellie perks up when she realizes the person she tripped
over was George, blocking his view in the process.
Oh hey! Aw look, it's... you
M-my name's George.
Oh yeah, of course it's George. I
would never forget my new friend's
George face gets even redder as he tries to look past
George looks past her shoulder and sees the notebook on the
other side of the hallway. Unfortunately for him, Ellie
notices it the same time he does.
Oh, is that what you're looking for.
Don't worry, I can get that for you.
George rushed to grab the book before Ellie, but his frail,
unathletic body is no match for her super-speed.
George cringes as Ellie stands in front of her and hands
him the book. Thankfully for him, she never notices the
Here you go.
George gets up and stuffs the book in his bag. Ellie peers
down his body.
Did you get lost? Do you need help
finding your way around the school?
Well, I don't really know my way
around this place either, but I'm
sure we could figure something...
No. I..I've been here for two whole
years longer than you.
Really! You're a junior? But you're
just a little chihuahua or a really
He curls into himself and tries to hide behind the nearest
Please don't look at me like that.
Ellie's phone rings. George watches her fumble to pick it
up while glancing over at the squid attack happening
Is there, uh, something more
important you should be working on?
The color leaves her face as she picks up the phone.
Ellie, what the hell are you doing?
What's taking you so long? I thought
you promised to be on top of your
super hero duties after starting
Well it was nice to see you again
new friend, but I got some real
important saving the city stuff to
Ellie blows him a kiss while running off as George is left
standing there, staring back at her.
EXT. SCHOOL FIRE ESCAPE - ONE HOUR LATER
He keeps his stare while "wiping" the kiss off his cheek as
the flashing lights from the fight reflect off of him.
Ellie's fight with the squid robot can be seen and heard in
all its thrilling glory. Press helicopters encircle the
battle. Blimps and projections with big, flashy ads fly
past in the background.
While the rest of the school crowds the courtyard, trying
to film videos of the fight, George leans in against the
railing, taking notes, while rubbing still rubbing the
cheek where Ellie "kissed" him.
Come on, she can't actually be
totally invulnerable? She has to
have some kind of weakness.
He focuses on Ellie. She has one hand on her earpiece. Her
punches are incredibly held back.
Her fighting is so... choreographed.
George is too focused on the fight to notice bolts holding
the fire escape to the wall CRACK apart.
Ellie senses the fire escape collapsing with her super
hearing as the robot charges at her.
Without even looking at it, destroys the robot with a
single punch, sending pieces of it flying everywhere.
In a flash, Ellie flies over to the school and grabs the
fire escape before it can fall.
Ellie lowers the escape allowing George to climb down.
You took quite a fall back there.
You were this close to going splat.
Are you okay?
While the crowd can only see laughter bubbling from her, up
close George is able to see the bags under her eyes and the
wrinkles around her smile.
Ellie lets George down. The crowd cheers as everyone swarms
her to take selfies with her and ask for her autograph.
George slinks to the ground and crawls out of the ground.
He feels a tug on his shoulder.
Max stands over George.
Yo dude. You see fast she swooped
right into save you. She's totally
George avoids direct eye contact with him.
That doesn't mean anything. S-she's
a superhero. She rescues people.
That's literally her job.
A limo drives into the courtyard in the background.
CLICHY, Ellie's manager, steps out of the car juggling a
phone call while reading through notes on his clipboard and
drinking a cup of coffee.
Yes, I know, that is not what she
was supposed to do... No no no I did
not tell her to do that. Ellie...
she is unpredictable, she does what
she wants, when she wants ... I
never said they'd be no risk. When
you work with my client, there's
going uncertainty. Tying a million
dollar promotion deal to the whims
of a super-hormone-filled teenager
will always be risky...
George shyly circles him, trying to overhear his
Ellie towards Clichy and squeezes her arms around him while
lifting him up off the ground.
Did you see me fighting? What did
you think? Wasn't it super-cool?
Clichy pushes his way out of the hug.
Look Ellie, I know you like to say
you can destroy anything that comes
your way with no effort, but you are
never, ever allowed to end a fight
prematurely, okay? You can not just
throw away the hard, hard work of
the many people who go through the
painstaking effort to choreograph
your fights. That is not fair.
Ellie smirks and rolls her eyes.
She gently sets him down on the ground.
Okay, I promise, from now on, to
always listen to you and never ever
disobey you ever again.
This is not a joke! You need to take
saving the world much more
George tries to sneak away before Ellie can notice him.
Ellie is able to instantly spot George. She stops listening
to what Clichy is saying to wave to him.
Hey new friend, do you want to meet
my manager. Don't worry, he might
look scary but I promise he's super
sweet on the inside.
George covers his face and scuttles off, ignoring Ellie's
increasingly intense waves.
Come on Ellie, you have an interview
to get to.