James Gunn’s DC Universe Supergirl Finalists Emerge Following Screen Tests

We're about to meet our new Supergirl!

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that DC Studios is nearing the end of its search for the next Supergirl. Recent developments indicate that screen tests for the coveted role were conducted on Tuesday, significantly narrowing down the competition. According to the trade, Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly are now the finalists for the role of Kara Zor-El.

The two actresses in the final running for Supergirl both bring unique experiences and talents to the table. Milly Alcock is widely recognized for her portrayal of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off series House of the Dragon. Meanwhile, Donnelly is known for her lead role in Disney Channel’s Zombies franchise and the CW series The Winchesters.

Alcock and Donnelly were present for the Supergirl screen tests in Atlanta, Georgia. Overseeing the process were DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, ensuring that the decision aligns with their vision for the character’s DC Universe future.

Other actresses who were previously considered for the role of Supergirl include Cailee Spaeny, known for her role in Priscilla, as well as Emilia Jones, the star of the Academy Award-winning movie CODA. Supergirl is expected to make her DCU debut in 2025’s Superman: Legacy before headlining her own movie.

Written by Ana Nogueira, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is a fresh take on Supergirl, distinct from the legacy left by previous DC Films head Walter Hamada and separate from the interconnected storyline of the previous DC film lineup, including The Flash. The film draws inspiration from a recent comic book series by Tom King and Bilquis Evely., which was published between 2021 and 2022.

Who Is Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow writer Ana Nogueira?

As Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow begins to take shape under Ana Nogueira’s pen, the project is still in its early stages, with several key components yet to be finalized. The film does not have a director attached, nor has a release date been set, reflecting the recent closure of Nogueira’s deal.

Ana Nogueira may be familiar to readers from her acting stints on The Vampire DiariesThe Michael J. Fox Show and The Blacklist. Beyond her acting achievements, Nogueira has also carved out a successful career in writing. Her play Which Way to the Stage made its off-Broadway debut in 2022. She is also involved in adapting the short story Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters for Warner Bros. and 21 Laps.

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Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.