Milly Alcock Has Been Officially Cast as Supergirl in James Gunn’s DC Movie Universe

She'll be headlining her own standalone film

In a thrilling announcement that has sent shockwaves through the DC Comics community, James Gunn has revealed that rising star Milly Alcock will take on the iconic role of Supergirl in his upcoming DC movie universe. The news has not only ignited excitement about the character’s inclusion but also marks a significant milestone for Alcock, who is set to join Gunn’s much-anticipated Superman reboot, Superman: Legacy.

Gunn, known for his work on the wildly successful Guardians of the Galaxy franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has brought his unique vision and storytelling flair to the world of DC Comics with projects like The Suicide Squad.

The announcement of Milly Alcock’s casting as Supergirl comes on the heels of a worldwide search to find the perfect actress to embody the iconic superheroine. With her blend of charisma, talent, and on-screen presence, Alcock emerged as the standout choice for the role.

Milly Alcock broke out playing the young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon. The character was then taken over by Emma D’Arcy after a time jump.

Not only will she be joining Superman: Legacy, but she will also headline her own standalone film, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

According to DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, the “Supergirl” movie will be based on Tom King’s and Bilquis Evely‘s comic book of the same name, released in July of last year.

“This is a very different type of Supergirl,” Gunn said. “In our [film], we see the difference between Superman, who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from, you know, the time he’s an infant, versus Supergirl, who was raised on a rock chip-off of Krypton and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl and is much more hardcore. She’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

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