James Gunn and Peter Safran have officially cast Milly Alcock as Supergirl in the upcoming revamped DCU. Alcock is best known for playing the young Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off series, House of the Dragon.
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Gunn and Safran were close to casting Supergirl for the new DCU, stating that it was down to either Milly Alcock or Meg Donnelly, who provides the voice of Supergirl in the recent animated movie, Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths. It looks like Alcock ultimately won in the end and she’ll be joining new Superman actor David Corenswet in wearing the red cape.
It’s unclear if Alcock’s Supergirl will make her debut appearnace in the upcoming DCU movie, Superman: Legacy, which is expected to kick off Gunn’s newly revamped universe. Other reports suggest that she’ll appear in an unnamed DCU movie before making her solo appearance as the titular character in the movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.
Supergirl was previously played by Sasha Calle in 2023’s The Flash movie as an alternate universe Superman. Melissa Benoist also played the character in the CW show, Supergirl. Alcock will join Corenswet as Superman as well as Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor.
In related news, Henry Cavill was replaced by David Corenswet, though the actor later found fame in Netflix’s The Witcher series as Geralt of Rivia. Cavill is also expected to produce and star in his own live-action Warhammer 40K movie, which got a brief but promising update from the actor yesterday. Cavill will not reprise his role as Geralt in season 4 of The Witcher following alleged creative differences with the show’s writers and producers. Liam Hemsworth will step in to fill the role next.
Source: The Wrap