Yesterday, reports did the rounds that former Superman actor Henry Cavill had seen The Flash, and spoken to Supergirl actress Sasha Calle about taking on the role of the Girl of Steel.
Now, Calle has shared some details of their conversation, revealing that Cavill gave her his full support.
Though Calle is obviously playing a different character, she is, for all intents and purposes, taking over from Superman for this movie, and the actress wanted to ensure that she had the Man of Steel's blessing.
"Yes, I met him," she tells EW. "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."
"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."
Cavill returned as Superman for Black Adam's mid-credits scene, before officially announcing that he would be reprising the role going forward. Unfortunately, everything changed when James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as DC Studios heads, and a new actor will be cast as the Man of Tomorrow in Superman: Legacy.
As for Calle, we still don't know if she'll remain on as Kara Zor-El in the DCU, but, by all accounts, she is a major highlight of The Flash, so Gunn and Safran might be wise to at least consider it.
p>"Directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash features Barry Allen traveling back in time in order to change events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to help. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian…albeit not the one he’s looking for.
Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?"
The Flash is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco, with a screenplay by Christina Hodson, and a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold, based on characters from DC. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Double Dream/a Disco Factory production of an Andy Muschietti film.