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REPORT: Supergirl's DCU Casting Narrowed Down by James Gunn to Two Finalists

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According to a new report from THR, there are two finalists up for the role of the DCU's Supergirl. One of the two is Milly Alcock, known for her breakout role as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the hit Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon. The other finalist is said to be Meg Donnelly, who previously starred in Disney's Zombiesmovie series and more recently starred in the short-lived Supernatural spinoff series, The Winchesters. Both Alcock and Donnelly were previously reported to be in the running with other hopefuls, though this latest update would suggest that it's now down to just these two possibilities.

One Supergirl Finalist Has Already Played the Role

It's worth noting that one of the two reported finalists, Meg Donnelly, has already played the role of Supergirl, albeit in animation. She voices the character in animated DC movies, starting with 2023's Legion of Super-Heroes. Donnelly is also voicing Supergirl in the three-part Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths movie series, which dropped its first installment earlier this month. Members of the Crisis on Infinite Earths team have also commented on the rumors that Donnelly might play Supergirl in the DCU as well, and they threw their support behind the idea, suggesting she would be "great" if she gets cast in the role.

DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran are planning a feature film for Supergirl in the DCU, dubbed Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. The project is in the early works at this time with Ana Nogueira writing the script, though no director is yet attached. While the movie is not expected to start filming anytime soon, the need to cast Supergirl in the near future is reportedly a part of Gunn and Safran's plans to first introduce the character in the DCU, perhaps in Superman: Legacy, before she gets her own solo film.

On the big screen, Supergirl was mostly recently played by Sasha Calle in the 2023 film The Flash. According to reports, there were tentative plans to give the character her own Supergirlspinoff, but the project was nixed when The Flash underperformed in theaters. It's also possible James Gunn and Peter Safran may have recast the character anyway, as the DCU will not be connected to the DCEU, though it will feature some returning actors reprising their roles.

Superman: Legacy, which might be the first DCU film to feature Supergirl, will be released on July 11, 2025.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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