We thought Sasha Calle would be staying as Supergirl for at least a couple more films, but it looks like James Gunn and Peter Safran are looking for a completely new Kara Zor-El to go with David Corenswet’s Clark Kent.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the search has been narrowed down to two actresses: House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock and Disney Channel star Meg Donnelly from the musical franchise Zombies.
The plan is to have Supergirl get introduced in Gunn’s Superman: Legacy next year, and eventually get her own movie Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. So far DC Studios has not made their decision yet, but it was said that there have been test screenings with Gunn and Safran present.
As far as fan support goes, Donnelly has been the top pick for fans, seeing that she has already voiced Supergirl in some animated projects including Legion of Superheroes and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths.
That being said, Alcock has more of a recognition when it comes to the screen, seeing that she was in the critically-acclaimed House of the Dragon, and her casting is sure to bring in some fans from that audience.
It’s hard to really gauge what Gunn’s tone for the new DC is going to be, but it has been said that the Supergirl movie is going to embrace a more ‘punk rock’ feel. Personally, I’m more invested in Alcock landing a less conventional superhero role like Spider-Gwen or Gwenpool, so I’m fine if Donnelly gets the part since she does have that Disney Channel audience.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Watch out for Supergirl when she makes her debut in Superman: Legacy which comes out July 11, 2025.