James Gunn and Peter Safran, the co-runners of the new DCU, are reportedly close to casting the new universe’s Supergirl actress. Gunn will also direct Superman: Legacy, which has already cast David Corenswet as the new Man of Steel alongside Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. Two actresses are now apparently being screen tested to play Supergirl.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly are being eyed for the part of Supergirl in the DCU. Alcock is best known for playing young Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off series, House of the Dragon, while Donnelly previously acted in the Supernatural prequel, The Winchesters. Interestingly, Donnelly also voices Supergirl in the two-part animated movie Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Supergirl was previously portrayed in live-action by Sasha Calle in 2023’s The Flash, while Melissa Benoist played the character in CW’s Supergirl television series. Unfortunately, it looks like Calle won’t be returning to the DC cinematic universe much like Henry Cavill, who played Superman before Corenswet was cast.
It seems like Gunn is planning on wiping the slate clean and restarting the DCU with new faces as none of the previous actors are involved. This leaves the gate open for new actors and actresses to step up and play DC’s lineup of heroes and villains. We know that Matt Reeves’ The Batman saga will take place in its own separate universe, so Robert Pattinson will continue to play the Dark Knight, though he probably won’t butt heads with Corenswet or any other DCU figure.
Fans previously put forward the suggestion that Supernatural and The Boys star Jensen Ackles could be a perfect fit for the role of the DCU’s Batman, if they decide to go for a slightly older and seasoned Caped Crusader again.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter