James Gunn, co-CEO of DC Studios, has confirmed that Milly Alcock, best known for playing Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has been cast to play Supergirl in “Superman: Legacy” and “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow”.
James Gunn wrote on Instagram, “Milly is a fantastically talented young actor, and I’m incredibly excited about her being a part of the DCU. Yes, I first became aware of her in House of the Dragon but I was blown away by her varied auditions and screen tests for Supergirl. She embodies Kara as envisioned by Tom King, Bilquis Evely and Ana Nogueira.”
Last week Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly were reported to have met with James Gunn and Peter Safran in Atlanta, Georgia to screen test for the part. Today it was announced that Alcock had been selected to take on the role of Kara Zor-El (aka Supergirl) in DC Studio’s new movie universe.
Supergirl is reported to first appear in “Superman: Legacy” before starring in the upcoming film “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow”.
The script for “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” is written by Ana Nogueira, which is inspired by the Tom King run of comics of the same name. Back in January 2023, James Gunn said in a video announcement, “Superman is a guy sent to Earth and raised by loving parents, where Supergirl in this story, she is a character raised on a chunk of Krypton. She watched everybody around her perish in some terrible way, so she’s a much more jaded character.”
In a later post on Instagram, Gunn wrote, “A hearty public welcome to Ana Nogueira to the DC Studios family. Ana is an amazing writer whose screenplay adaptation of Woman of Tomorrow is above and beyond anything I hoped it would be. We’re excited to be moving forward on this unique take on Supergirl in this beautiful, star-spanning tale.”
While no release date for “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” has been announced as yet, we will see Supergirl in “Superman: Legacy” when it is released on July 11, 2025.