‘The Flash’ Star Sasha Calle Speaks On Potential ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow’ Return

The end of the Woman of Tomorrow?

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The Flash is set to bring Supergirl back to the big screen for the first time in nearly 40 years. Actress Sasha Calle says that, while she hopes to continue the story of Kara Zor-El in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, there’s no guarantee of her return.

Sasha Calle broke waves through the internet when it was first revealed that the Latina actress would portray Supergirl in The Flash. Before the film even released, Calle was already being set up as a potential replacement for Henry Cavill’s Superman in the DC Universe, with a solo project rumored to be in development.

DC’s tune with Sasha Calle quickly seemed to shift when James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-chairs of DC Studios, deciding to take the universe in an entirely new direction. While a Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow film is on their slate, they haven’t committed to having Calle return, with Gunn saying that it’s not something to worry about due to the film being so far out. Despite this, Calle has hope that The Flash will serve as a runway to greater stories:

“I hope to continue playing Supergirl. I love her deeply! And I think that [The Flash] is really a runway to a bigger story for her,” she tells Entertainment Weekly. “We don’t really get to experience a lot. I feel like this is a runway to a bigger story. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, by Tom King, is an incredible comic. I love it. I think it’s so cool. So yeah, I would hope to continue. I hope to continue playing Supergirl for sure.”

James Gunn and Peter Safran have remained open to keeping already cast characters in the DC Universe, such as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Given Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow also features a much more jaded version of Kara Zor-El, giving audiences a baseline for how the character acts with Sasha Calle’s performance in The Flash could serve to enhance the story.

Sasha Calle wouldn’t be the first Latina actress booted from the DC Universe because of management shakeups, however. Leslie Grace’s Batgirl film was infamously cancelled following the Warner Bros. Discovery merger due to it being a film made for streaming and management wanting to shift focus to theaters. This led to Blue Beetle getting a theatrical release and Batgirl getting cancelled. It’s unclear which path James Gunn and Safran will follow once The Flash releases, but the film’s reception will likely be the deciding factor on Calle’s future as Supergirl in Woman of Tomorrow.

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!