‘The Flash’ Star Sasha Calle Says Henry Cavill Supports Her Supergirl Casting

'Did I make you proud, cuz?'

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Sasha Calle is set to make her big screen debut as Supergirl in The Flash once it speeds into theaters on June 16. While the two aren’t likely to meet on screen, Superman actor Henry Cavill has praised Calle’s performance in the film.

Many fans were disappointed when it was announced that Henry Cavill wouldn’t be returning as Superman in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe. This left Sasha Calle’s upcoming debut as Supergirl in The Flash as a tough pill to swallow, especially as the Flashpoint story being adapted for the film featured Superman in her stead. Despite the Man of Steel likely not appearing in the film, it seems as though Calle and Cavill have crossed paths off set:

“Yes, I met him,” Calle tells Entertainment Weekly. “I met him actually after the movie was done, months later. I gave him a big hug. You know, it’s Henry Cavill, man! Our Man of Steel. He is kind and very proper, and it was a great experience.”

While this quote all but confirms Henry Cavill won’t be appearing in The Flash, it seems as though the actor has given Sasha Calle his full support. According to Calle, the former Superman actor approved of her taking up the mantle of his cousin Supergirl and praised her acting in the film:

“I asked him, ‘Did I make you proud, cuz? Does Superman approve?'” she continues. “And he was like, ‘Absolutely. You did a phenomenal job.’ I think, to me, that meant the world, because it’s Henry Cavill, Man of Steel.”

Early reviews for The Flash support the idea that Sasha Calle’s performance as Supergirl was a standout part of the film. While the movie is without a doubt a Flash film through and through, the appearance of Michael Shannon’s General Zod and the conflict focusing on the events of Man of Steel show that, even without Henry Cavill appearing, the film honors his legacy as Superman.

As for Sasha Calle’s future in the role, it’s unclear. Unlike Henry Cavill who is confirmed to not be returning for Superman: Legacy, James Gunn has left the door open for Calle to return as Supergirl in the upcoming Woman of Tomorrow adaptation for the new DCU. While there’s no way of currently knowing if she will return, all of the buzz around The Flash paints a bright future for the Girl 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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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!