The search for Supergirl is one step closer to completion.
Screen tests for the role took place yesterday, according to several sources, with the field now narrowed to two actresses.
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Milly Alcock, best known for her work on HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Meg Donnelly, who starred in Disney Channel’s hit musical franchise Zombies and who voices the character in recent and current DC animated movies, both tested in Atlanta, per sources. DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran were present.
Supergirl is a key part of Gunn and Safran’s plans as they piece together their slate for DC Studios. Warner Bros. Discovery hired the duo in late 2022 to reset the path for Warners’ movies focused on DC Comics characters.
Supergirl, who would headline her own movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, after being introduced in Gunn’s own Superman movie, Superman: Legacy, is a key component of that plan.
The feature, still in development, is connected to a comic book miniseries written by Tom King that was published in 2021 and 2022 and sought to redefine the character as something more than just a girl version of Superman.
“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 in a video released on social media when the slate was revealed in January 2023. “She watched everybody around her perish in some terrible way, so she’s a much more jaded character.”
Actress and playwright Ana Nogueira is writing the script. The project does not currently have a director. In the comics, Supergirl (also known as Kara Zor-El) is cousin to Superman, who in Legacy will be played by David Corenswet. Sasha Calle played the character in last summer’s The Flash, but Gunn and company are going in a different direction.
The search for Supergirl has been an ongoing process. Other actors who had been in the mix earlier were Cailee Spaeny, the star of Priscilla, and Emilia Jones, the star of CODA.
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