Milly Alcock Or Meg Donelly Could Be James Gunn’s Supergirl

DC Studios is edging closer to finalising the lead for the upcoming film Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.

As seen in The Hollywood Reporter, screen tests featured two promising actresses vying for the role. Milly Alcock, recognised for her portrayal of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon, and Meg Donnelly, known for her lead role in Disney Channel’s Zombies and as the voice of Supergirl in DC’s animated films, were both present for the tests. The auditions were attended by DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow forms a crucial part of Gunn and Safran’s vision for DC Studios. Gunn previously highlighted the distinct character of Supergirl compared to Superman. Unlike Superman, who was raised by loving parents on Earth, Supergirl’s background is more complex, having witnessed tragedy on Krypton.

The film aims to present a fresh perspective on the character, drawing inspiration from the 2021-2022 comic book miniseries by Tom King. This series redefines Supergirl, moving beyond her traditional portrayal as a female version of Superman. Actress and playwright Ana Nogueira is penning the script, although a director for the project is yet to be announced.

Supergirl is expected to make her first appearance in the DC universe in Superman: Legacy, where she will be introduced ahead of her solo film. David Corenswet is slated to play Superman in this movie. The role of Supergirl was previously portrayed by Sasha Calle in 2022’s The Flash, but Gunn’s team is charting a new direction for the character.