The Wrap reports that House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock is stepping into the role of Supergirl in the DC Universe crafted by James Gunn and Peter Safran. Alcock will be taking over from Sasha Calle, who brought Supergirl to life in The Flash.
Supergirl has been a prominent figure in the pages of DC Comics, with the mantle being held by various characters throughout its history. The most iconic Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, is renowned as the cousin of the DC hero Superman. First appearing in 1959’s Action Comics #252, Supergirl was brought into existence by the creative minds of Otto Binder and Al Plastino.
The casting process for Supergirl was reportedly closely overseen by James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios. Given the character’s potential involvement in other DC projects beyond the standalone Supergirl movie, the casting decision was particularly crucial. Additionally, DC Studios is in the process of finding a director for the Supergirl film.
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 Superman: 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 Diaries, The 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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