The DC Universe (DCU) is set for an electrifying revival under the guidance of James Gunn, and the latest casting news is creating a buzz. Milly Alcock, renowned for her role in ‘House of the Dragon’, is officially donning the cape as Supergirl, a decision that has fans and critics alike applauding.
Milly Alcock, best known for her portrayal of the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’, is poised to expand her horizon in the superhero realm. This Australian actress, who also recently made her mark in London’s theater scene with ‘The Crucible’, is stepping into a significantly larger cinematic universe. Her past work, including her role in the 2018 psychological horror film ‘The School’, has set the stage for this monumental leap.
Alcock’s journey as Supergirl begins with a pivotal appearance in the much-anticipated 2025 film ‘Superman: Legacy’, sharing the screen with David Corenswet’s Superman. This is just the beginning of her journey in the DCU, as she is also slated to lead her own solo movie, ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow’, inspired by Tom King’s acclaimed comic book series. This role signifies a major step in Alcock’s career and promises to be a cornerstone in Gunn and Peter Safran’s vision for the DCU.
The Road to Casting Supergirl
The competition for the role of Supergirl was fierce, with notable contenders such as Meg Donnelly, who has previously voiced Supergirl in DC animated projects like ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’, and Emilia Jones, celebrated for her role in the Oscar-winning movie ‘CODA’. Despite the strong competition, Alcock emerged as the ideal choice for the iconic superhero.
James Gunn himself has been vocal about his enthusiasm for Alcock’s casting. On Instagram, he expressed his admiration for her talent, emphasizing her impressive auditions and screen tests for the role. His interaction with comic book writer Jim Lee further highlighted his excitement, hinting at the remarkable screen test that solidified Alcock’s casting.
Fan Reactions and Anticipation
The response from fans has been overwhelmingly positive, with social media platforms buzzing with anticipation. Fans are expressing their excitement and confidence in Alcock’s ability to bring a fresh and compelling portrayal of Supergirl. Tweets and comments reflect a growing eagerness to see her interpretation of the character, with many asserting that she was the clear choice for the role.
This casting news not only signifies a new direction for the DCU under Gunn’s vision but also marks a significant milestone in Alcock’s career, positioning her as a rising star in the superhero genre.