New SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW Details Revealed As Milly Alcock Prepares To Play "More Edgy" Girl Of Steel

New SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW Details Revealed As Milly Alcock Prepares To Play "More Edgy" Girl Of Steel New SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW Details Revealed As Milly Alcock Prepares To Play "More Edgy" Girl Of Steel

Some new details on the "close contest" between Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly to land the role of Supergirl have come to light, as James Gunn looks to introduce a "more edgy" take on the hero...

By MarkCassidy - Jan 31, 2024 11:01 AM EST

The news broke earlier this week that Milly Alcock had landed the role of the DCU's new take on Supergirl after emerging as a top contender alongside Meg Donnelly, and we now have a few new details on James Gunn's casting process, along with a better idea of what to expect from this latest live-action incarnation of the Girl of Steel.

According to Variety, Gunn and DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran flew "multiple actors" to the Superman: Legacy set in Atlanta for screen-tests, with Alcock and Donnelly (and possibly others) donning the Supergirl suit and boots for their auditions.

Though it was said to be a "close contest," Alcock ultimately won the part, and will suit-up as a "less earnest and more edgy version of the iconic superheroine" as Gunn looks to move away from "previous depictions of the Girl of Steel, particularly the long-running CBS/CW series fronted by Melissa Benoist."

Gunn revealed that he actually had Alcock in mind to play Supergirl since seeing her performance in House of the Dragon.

“Milly was the FIRST person I brought up to Peter for this role, well over a year ago, when I had only read the comics," the filmmaker posted to Threads last night. "I was watching ‘House of the Dragon’ and thought she might have the edge, grace and authenticity we needed.”

Variety also mentions that this story will follow Kara as she "travels across the galaxy to celebrate her 21st birthday with Krypto the Superdog. Along the way, she meets a young woman named Ruthye and winds up on a murderous quest for revenge."

It's worth noting that this is the premise of Tom King's Woman of Tomorrow comic, so the movie might well make a few changes.

Actress and playwright Ana Nogueira is currently working on the Woman of Tomorrow script, but the project does not currently have a director attached, but we should find out who'll be helming the movie in "the coming weeks."

Gunn and Peter Safran announced the Supergirl reboot during their studio press day in January of last year, when the "Gods and Monsters" DCU slate was revealed. The project will be at least partially based on King’s acclaimed comic book series of the same name from 2022.

Said Gunn at the time, “In our series we see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off 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. She’s much more hardcore, she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

Superman: Legacy is set to commence production in March.

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vectorsigma - 1/31/2024, 11:32 AM
These DC castings are great. Not pandering for representation but still acknowledges it with other castings.

In Gunn I trust
Gabimaru - 1/31/2024, 1:08 PM
@vectorsigma - this is how it should always be 👌
DarkeyeZ - 1/31/2024, 1:10 PM
@vectorsigma - "Pandering for representation", nice way of saying "keeping it white" lol..ya'all are hilarious
dagenspear - 1/31/2024, 2:02 PM
@vectorsigma - Only trust in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
DarthAlgar - 1/31/2024, 2:04 PM
@DarkeyeZ - More of a way of saying [frick] you and your forced diversity.

Some people want complete comic accuracy. No need to be a fragile little bitch about it.🙄
Urubrodi - 1/31/2024, 2:33 PM
@DarkeyeZ - Well... are the characters white or not?
marvel72 - 1/31/2024, 2:34 PM
@vectorsigma -

marvel72 - 1/31/2024, 2:35 PM
@Gabimaru -

marvel72 - 1/31/2024, 2:38 PM
@DarkeyeZ - And what's wrong with that? Supergirl white in the comics, Supergirl movie white, Animated Supergirl is white and Supergirl CW show is guess what? Is white.

Wow always got to make it about racism.

twistedcastles - 1/31/2024, 3:16 PM
@marvel72 - she isn't actually white though

the accurate thing is she presents physically as a white woman to earthlings

Kryptonians dont have races even though there have been dark skinned kryptonians in the past.
twistedcastles - 1/31/2024, 3:24 PM
@marvel72 I do however think that

- race swapping characters doesn't benefit actors who end up having hate comments and death threats from some crazy people

I think it will be more peaceful for everyone to instead highlight minority comic book characters

I think dc has a lot of cool original non white characters

but on the other hand we live in a world were hollywood doesnt want to make those films so for actors to work

its simply the place we are in at this point in time
Ryguy88 - 1/31/2024, 3:31 PM
@DarthAlgar - demanding they change a caharacters race because you cant relate to them is racist.
McMurdo - 1/31/2024, 4:35 PM
@DarkeyeZ - get help. Literally seek therapy. Casting according to how comic characters look isn't racist. Do better.
McMurdo - 1/31/2024, 4:37 PM
@twistedcastles - white is a color...she's white because her skin color is white. Her being Kryptonian is irrelevant.
Batmangina - 1/31/2024, 9:42 PM
@DarkeyeZ - Yeah. All those representative hires kicked so much box office ass they still haven't been able to count all the money.
vectorsigma - 2/1/2024, 1:13 AM
@DarkeyeZ - some people really need to improve their reading comprehension skills
vectorsigma - 2/1/2024, 1:14 AM
@Ryguy88 - no lies detected
Beer85 - 2/1/2024, 3:49 AM
@DarkeyeZ - the characters should look as close to the classic comics as possible. Thinking othervise is the method of bluehaired landwhales.
Tasmaniac - 2/1/2024, 6:05 AM
@twistedcastles - “presents physically as a white woman”?!
Is that like “a male presenting Time Lord”? 😂
[frick] this bullshit the modern world has become. It’s just pathetic. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Imprtracr1 - 2/1/2024, 10:50 AM
@DarkeyeZ - So white folks can't be represented? The character is white.
Imprtracr1 - 2/1/2024, 10:52 AM
@twistedcastles - Do you hear yourself?
Gizmoduck - 2/1/2024, 3:23 PM
@McMurdo - racist people cant even cast a kryptonian now? such an under represented race and we cant even put them on screen

Kryptonian is the new ginger
AvalonX - 2/1/2024, 9:09 PM
@DarkeyeZ - I mean, she is white isn't she? They tried race swapping her and the movie completely tanked.
Vigor - 1/31/2024, 11:35 AM
I'm in love with this casting. Not only this one. All the ones made by Gunn
This is how Disney/MCU of old (phase 1-2) would have casted if they had DC movies.

Nobody overly popular. Just good talent
lazlodaytona - 1/31/2024, 11:53 AM
@Vigor - I'm with you. It feels like they've been able to cast quality actors who have an edge but simply goes about their business. This is opposed to the dceu where all they went for was "edgy" but took it too far a lot of the performers were either stiff, awkward, or down-right baffling as the character.

mastakilla39 - 1/31/2024, 3:25 PM
@Vigor - Yeah feel the same. Marvel and DC should be making stars not casting them. They should do the same with James Bond or other iconic roles too.

Most newbies are nicer and more commited...unless your millie bobby brown or rachel ziegler lol
Beer85 - 2/1/2024, 3:51 AM
@Vigor - You into Will Poulter too :)
MotherGooseUPus - 1/31/2024, 11:41 AM
Didnt realize bosslogic was still around or a thing these days. However, they're designs are still:

Doomsday8888 - 1/31/2024, 11:42 AM
I hope they will use the pre-reboot version and tie-up everything with her origin in order to use Brainiac, climax could be New Krypton/100 minutes War but heh...wishful thinking...
TheVisionary25 - 1/31/2024, 11:43 AM
She definitely had all those qualities in HOD that Gunn mentioned…

Especially the edge so I’m glad it worked out.

I’m excited about the choice and I wish Milly the best in the role!!
RolandD - 1/31/2024, 12:36 PM
@TheVisionary25 @HammerLegFoot - Will the real poster of comment please stand up.
Clintthahamster - 1/31/2024, 2:35 PM
@RolandD -
Deadinside - 2/1/2024, 10:41 AM
@RolandD - 😳 That is rather odd...!☮🤷‍♂️
RolandD - 2/1/2024, 2:17 PM
@Deadinside - i’ve seen it happen on this site before. There’s definitely some glitches here sometimes.
bobevanz - 1/31/2024, 11:46 AM
Perfect casting. Shotout to Variety for providing real scoops
Nolanite - 1/31/2024, 4:19 PM
@bobevanz - the only outlet that has maintained their credibility 😂
HammerLegFoot - 1/31/2024, 11:46 AM
She definitely had all those qualities in HOD that Gunn mentioned...

Especially the edge so I'm glad it worked out.

I'm excited about the choice and I wish Milly the best in the role!
lazlodaytona - 1/31/2024, 11:54 AM
@HammerLegFoot - she's gonna kill it
WEAPONXOXOXO - 1/31/2024, 11:47 AM
Me likey likey

lazlodaytona - 1/31/2024, 12:01 PM
@WEAPONXOXOXO - You should SO start a caption contest with this gif
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