It’s learned that Milly Alcock, Emilia Jones and Meg Donnelly are in the mix to play James Gunn’s Supergirl in the DCU and possibly also appear in Superman: Legacy.
The info comes via Deadline who says DC Studios is planning to test actresses soon and there is even a chance the studio could make a straight offer to one of the actresses to star as the character.
The auditions are said to be happening within the next month or so.
According to the report, James Gunn will be involved in the casting process and a search is ongoing for a director.
Supergirl will first appear in a non-Supergirl movie
Rumors have offered Supergirl will first appear in Superman: Legacy, and Deadline also adds they want to cast the character ASAP, as Supergirl will first appear in a non-Supergirl movie project before her own movie, so it adds up.
Milly Alcock is known for playing the younger Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon.
Emilia Jones is known for the Netflix Locke & Key series having played Kinsey Locke.
Meg Donnelly is known for American Housewife, The Winchesters, and has actually provided the voice of Supergirl in last year’s Legion of Superheroes animated movie and this year’s Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One animated movie.
Sasha Calle out
Melissa Benoist recently played Supergirl for DC on The CW, and Sasha Calle played the DCEU version in The Flash. It has previously been reported that Gunn is not bringing back Sasha Calle as the DCU Supergirl.
Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow has no release date as of yet; Ana Nogueira is writing the script.
“A hearty public welcome to Ana Nogueira to the DC Studios family. Ana is an amazing writer whose screenplay adaptation of Woman of Tomorrow is above and beyond anything I hoped it would be. We’re excited to be moving forward on this unique take on Supergirl in this beautiful, star-spanning tale,” Gunn previously posted on social media.
Much more hardcore
The flick is officially described as a “science fiction adventure, which will be based on Tom King’s amazing, award-winning recent comics stories, presents a Supergirl viewers are not used to seeing.” Variety in their reporting also adds the films centers on “Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El and her superdog Krypto.”
“In our series we see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off Krypton, and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl,” said Gunn during last year’s DCU press announcement. “She’s much more hardcore; she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”