A strong support for Clark Kent: "House of the Dragon" star Milly Alcock will be the new Supergirl in James Gunn's DCU.
The decision was recently revealed by the "Superman: Legacy" director himself via Instagram. After an intensive selection process, Alcock prevailed over well-known competitors such as Emilia Jones and Meg Donnelly. The role of Superman's cousin has so far been played by Melissa Benoist in six seasons of the series of the same name as well as in other DC productions. In the DCEU blockbuster "The Flash", Sasha Calle was able to make a strong impression in the role. Fans considered Calle to be a very promising cast member, but DC opted to cast the role from scratch instead.
According to James Gunn, the character will be given a completely new look and will be very different from her cousin Superman: Kara Zor-El's backstory is described as being "more hardcore", as she had to witness her entire surroundings being wiped out in her early years. Superman, on the other hand, was raised by loving parents on Earth.
The woman of steel will get her own movie in the DCU with "Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow", but we firmly assume that she will already make her debut as part of a smaller appearance in "Superman: Legacy" on July 11, 2025.