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According to insider Daniel Richtman, popularly known as DanielRPK, Sasha Calle will not be reprising her role as Supergirl in Peter Safran and James Gunn's new DCU. The report from Dec. 8 revealed that while Supergirl will join the quickly growing cast set to appear in Superman: Legacy, Calle won't be returning and casting is already underway.
As casting takes place, with Cobra Kai's Peyton List, The CW's Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Riverdale's Lili Reinhart and Kick-Ass' Chloe Grace Moretz all popular fancasts, many Superman: Legacy characters have already been confirmed. Metamorpho will be played by Gotham star Anthony Carrigan, Nicholas Hoult's casting as Lex Luthor recently received praise from his predecessor Jon Cryer, and Gunn's brother, Sean Gunn, has been cast as the DCU's Maxwell Lord.
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Calle's recasting came as a big blow to fans pushing for her to keep her role. For many, Calle brought a strong presence to the role as a young Latina actress, who looked set to pioneer the role for the next generation of viewers. CBR's Every Actress Who Played Supergirl - And for How Long breaks down each Supergirl's role across different media and their impact, with Calle praised for the emotional weight she brought to her scenes despite limited screentime. It's possible that Calle could get a new role in the DCU, given Jason Momoa's recent hint that he could swap Aquaman for Lobo. Calle being cast as Wonder Woman would be a surprise but not impossible either, given the previously expressed interest in playing her.
Warner Bros. Pictures is producing Superman: Legacy, which is officially described as: "Superman: Legacy tells 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." Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Superman: Legacy lands in theaters worldwide on July 11, 2025.
Source: Daniel Richtman (DanielRPK)