“House of the Dragon” Star Milly Alcock Lands Supergirl Role

Milly Alcock is making the move from Westeros to Krypton.

Alcock won the highly coveted role of Supergirl after screen testing for DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran last week, edging out Meg Donnelly. Alcock is expected to appear in possibly two DC Studios projects before starring in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, which will be the character’s full-throated entrance into the new-look, unified DC Universe.

One of the first questions is whether Alcock will appear in Gunn’s upcoming Superman: Legacy, the first feature film to properly kick off his and Safran’s new DC Studios. Legacy is filming this spring, but there’s a chance she will appear in a different film or series. As for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, the search is on for a director who will wor off a script by Ana Nogueira.

Nogueira’s script is at least partially inspired by the comic series by Tom King and Bilquis Evely, which found Supergirl stepping out of the shadow of her iconic cousin, Superman, and forming a very distinct and quite different personality. As Gunn said on Twitter when he and Safran announced the initial slate for their upcoming films and TV series, Supergirl had a rougher upbringing than Superman in many ways:

“Superman is a guy sent to Earth and raised by loving parents, where Supergirl in this story, she is a character raised on a chunk of Krypton,” Gunn explained on Twitter. “She watched everybody around her perish in some terrible way, so she’s a much more jaded character.”

Gunn took to Instagram to praise Alcock, not only her rich performance in the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, but also her auditions for the role of Supergirl:

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Alcock’s Supergirl figures to be a very big part of the new DC Universe, with Woman of Tomorrow being part of the initial run of films and series that make up Chapter 1. Along with Superman, Supergirl joins Batman in Chapter 1—he’ll be appearing in the feature The Brave and the Bold. 

For more on all things DC Studios, check out these stories:

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James Gunn Confirms Nicholas Hoult Will be Lex Luthor in “Superman: Legacy”

Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 15: Milly Alcock attends the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on January 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


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