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“House Of The Dragon” Star Milly Alcock Officially Cast as Supergirl in the DCU

On January 29th, James Gunn, director and co-CEO of DC Studios, confirmed on Instagram that Milly Alcock would be taking on the role of Supergirl in his upcoming DC franchise overhaul.

In his post, Gunn expressed his excitement about Alcock joining the DC Universe, praising her talent and how she embodies the character of Kara as envisioned by the creators. He noted her standout performances in auditions and screen tests for Supergirl, acknowledging her initial recognition from her role in “House of the Dragon.”

Milly Alcock, known for her portrayal of young Rhaenyra Targaryen in “House of the Dragon,” will now be starring in “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,” with Ana Nogueira credited for the screenplay. Gunn previously hinted at a unique take on Supergirl, promising an engaging story set across the universe.

While Alcock’s involvement in the upcoming “Superman: Legacy” film remains uncertain, her casting adds her to the esteemed list of actors who have portrayed the iconic character. Supergirl, also known as Kara Zor-El, is Superman’s cousin in the DC canon.

Sasha Calle most recently played Supergirl in “The Flash,” succeeding Melissa Benoist’s portrayal in the Arrowverse series from 2015 to 2021. Laura Vandervoort took on the role in “Smallville” from 2007 to 2011, and Helen Slater notably starred in the 1984 film adaptation.

With Milly Alcock stepping into the role, fans eagerly anticipate her interpretation of Supergirl in Gunn’s fresh take on the beloved superhero narrative.

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