It’s claimed that Supergirl will be appearing in Superman: Legacy, but played by a new actress, which means James Gunn is recasting and that Sasha Calle is out.
The info comes via scooper Daniel RPK who says Supergirl will first appear in Superman: Legacy prior to her own movie and that the role is getting recast for additional projects in the DCU.
Sasha Calle recently appeared in The Flash along with the return of the Michael Keaton Batman. The original plan and the ending of The Flash before James Gunn took over the DCU is said to have involved Henry Cavill returning as Superman side-by-side Sasha Calle as Supergirl with Michael Keaton sticking around in a mentor role, with the canceled Batgirl also involved. James Gunn is said to have nixed the ending and instead brought in George Clooney.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow in development
James Gunn recently confirmed the DCU Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow movie is being written by Ana Nogueira; a search is on for a director.
“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,” posted Gunn on social media.
The film 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.”
Superman: Legacy already has a host of characters, so the new Supergirl will even add to the roster.
David Corenswet stars as the new Man of Steel and Clark Kent, and Rachel Brosnahan is the new Lois Lane. Isabela Merced is playing Hawkgirl, Nathan Fillion is Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Edi Gathegi is playing Mister Terrific, and María Gabriela de Faría is playing The Engineer from The Authority described as a “villain,” with Anthony Carrigan cast as Metamorpho. Skyler Gisondo is also playing Jimmy Olsen, and Sara Sampaio Is Eve Teschmacher. Nicholas Hoult is also in talks for Lex Luthor, and Brainiac might also be in the flick. The cast will also include actors playing Jo-El, Lara-El, Ma and Pa Kent, Perry White, and others.
Superman: Legacy is described as telling the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.
Gunn is writing and directing Superman: Legacy which is due out July 11, 2025. He’s currently scouting for locations to film.