DC Studios’ upcoming film Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow has reportedly begun the casting process, with House of the Dragon breakout star Milly Alcock in the running to play the eponymous superheroine.
Alcock played the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the first 5 episodes of the HBO series about the events preceding Game of Thrones, and many fans were disappointed when the actress was replaced as her character aged.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow was first announced in January last year by DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn.
Deadline reports that Emilia Jones, star of CODA and Cat Person, is in the running, as is Meg Donnelly, who already voiced the character in DC’s animated films Legion of Superheroes and Justice League Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One.
When the film was announced as part of Gunn’s vision for a new and “unified” DC Universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy director said that Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El would be “a very different kind of Supergirl” in the new film.
In our series, we see the difference between Superman, who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from infancy, and Supergirl, who grew up on a rock torn from Krypton and spent the first 14 years of her life watching everyone around her die and be killed in horrible ways, and then came to Earth as a young girl.
She’s much stricter; she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.
The movie will be based on Tom King’s 2022 comic book series of the same name.
Given Gunn’s intention to integrate the films, it’s possible that Supergirl could make an early cameo in the already-announced Superman: Legacy, scheduled for release on July 11, 2025.
The film is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting this spring in Georgia. The film will star David Corenswet (Clark Kent/Superman), Rachel Brosnahan (Lois Lane), Nicholas Hoult (Lex Luther), Skyler Gisondo (Jimmy Olsen), Sara Sampaio, Anthony Carrigan (Metamorpho), Isabel Merced (Hawkgirl) and Nathan Fillion (Guy Gardner/Green Lantern).
Last month, Gunn also announced a new TV spin-off based on The Batman called The Arkham Project.
Director Matt Reeves’ Arkham Asylum project has been in development for some time, but Gunn officially confirmed on social media that the spin-off is happening and will be part of the wider DC universe.
According to Deadline, Gunn was asked by a fan on Threads if Reeves was working on other projects in the “Batverse” (Batman Universe), to which Gunn replied
Matt is already producing the DCU series Arkham, so it’s just the two of them for now.
Yeah. [laughs]. We love Matt as a director and producer, so he’s going to be producing stories both in The Batman universe and in the DCU.