Supergirl Casting Narrows as James Gunn Looks to Land DC Studios’ New Superheroine

The casting process for DC Studio’s next Supergirl is heating up and narrowing down as the search for the Kryptonian reaches its final phases.

Supergirl will play a huge part in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new-look DC Studios, appearing in Gunn’s upcoming Superman: Legacy and then starring in her own standalone Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

The latest scoop from The Hollywood Reporter is that Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly have recently taken screen tests in Atlanta for the role and stand as the two finalists. Alcock recently starred as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon, their Game of Thrones prequel centered on the twisted, tumultuous Targaryen family. Donnelly starred in Disney Channel’s musical franchise Zombies, and she’s got a personal connection to the Supergirl character already, having voiced her in DC’s animated Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One. 

While Gunn’s Superman: Legacy is well into pre-production (with David Corenswet playing Superman), Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow comes from a script being penned by Ana Nogueria and will be based on Tom King’s miniseries published in 2021 and 2022 that took Supergirl out of Superman’s shadow and gave her a rich interior life and a bit more fire than her iconic cousin. This will be a different version of the Supergirl that Sasha Calle played in 2023’s The Flash. 

“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 after he and Safran announced the upcoming slate DC Studios. “She watched everybody around her perish in some terrible way, so she’s a much more jaded character.”

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow doesn’t yet have a director attached. One imagines that once Gunn and Safran settle on who their Supergirl is, that news won’t follow too far behind.

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Featured image: L-r: 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). NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 15: Meg Donnelly attends the GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE World Premiere on November 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)


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