James Gunn’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ May Feature Supergirl, But Who’s Playing Her?

Supergirl's DC Universe debut is coming sooner than you think!

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A new rumor has surfaced suggesting that Superman: Legacy will mark the debut of Supergirl in the DC Universe. This new bit of information comes from Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman, who claims that Supergirl will be introduced in Superman: Legacy before headlining her own movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, which is being written by Ana Nogueira.

According to the same report, Sasha Calle, who portrayed Supergirl in The Flash, will be recast for the upcoming projects. DC Studios is currently in the process of casting a new actress for the role of Supergirl, signaling a shift in the portrayal of the character as the studio progresses with its revamped universe. This decision to recast could be part of DC’s broader strategy to redefine its cinematic universe under the new leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran.

David Corenswet is getting ready to star in Superman: Legacy

David Corenswet has been rigorously training for months to step into the role of Kal-El in Superman: Legacy, a film that is set to inaugurate the new DC Universe envisioned by James Gunn and Peter Safran. Before Superman: Legacy hits the screens, however, DC fans will be treated to Creature Commandos, an animated series penned by Gunn himself.

Set to begin production in March 2024, Superman: Legacy promises a fresh take on the iconic superhero saga, featuring David Corenswet stepping into the role of Superman, previously portrayed by Henry Cavill. Joining Corenswet in this new chapter of the Superman story is Rachel Brosnahan, who will bring to life the character of Lois Lane, the intrepid journalist and Superman’s love interest.

What to expect from Ana Nogueira’s Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

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.

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.