Warner Bros. has released an electrifying television spot for its upcoming DC Universe movie The Flash. The latest teaser spotlights relative newcomer Sasha Calle, who is set to portray the iconic character of Supergirl.
Sasha Calle’s casting as Supergirl marks a significant milestone in the superhero genre, as she becomes the first Latina actress to bring the character to life on the big screen. The television spot shows the character in action in The Flash, which arrives in theaters this Summer.
First introduced in 1959, Supergirl quickly became a beloved character in the DC Comics universe. Her popularity soared even further with the CW series starring Melissa Benoist. As the cousin of Superman, Kara Zor-El shares his incredible powers, including flight, super strength and heat vision.
In The Flash, Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother, which creates an alternate timeline known as the Flashpoint Paradox. This decision has serious consequences for Barry and the rest of the world, as he must navigate this new reality while also facing off against villains like General Zod from Man of Steel.
The Flash’s DC Universe future
Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.
In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso and Luke Brandon Field are also on board in undisclosed roles.
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