One of the announcements of chapter 1 of the new DCU is a Supergirl movie, but will it continue to be played by Sasha Calle from The Flash?
James Gunn and Peter Safran announced their long-awaited plans for the new DCU, exciting for many, and disappointing for others (it’s useless to satisfy the entire fandom, let alone all DC fans, and for good reason). Some of the questions fans are asking is whether the actors currently portraying these characters will continue to do so in the future. At least two members of the cast of The Suicide Squad remain, Viola Davis (who will have her own series) and her brother Sean Gunn.
It’s a reset, but not a hard reset, and while most characters will recast, others stick around. Let’s hope The Flash offers at least some clarity on this matter. Regarding this film, it will introduce Sasha Calle’s Supergirl to the DC Cinematic Universe. But what will happen to her, will she be featured in this film never to be seen again or will she star in the film announced by Gunn and Safran.
Warner Bros.’ original plan was to replace Henry Cavill’s Superman with this Girl of Steel after the Scarlet Runner tampered with reality, though DC Studios is embarking on its own path for the DCU. That includes a Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow movie based on writer Tom King’s comic of the same name, but will Sasha Calle get a chance to play the character in this movie?
This is what Gunn and Safran said about it
“We are solving everything. We don’t know yet,” Gunn and Safran said about the actress who will stay as Supergirl after The Flash premieres. “We’re pretty far from Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.”
DC Studios bosses were equally vague when asked about the respective fates of Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot. While they could continue to play Aquaman and Wonder Woman, that only promises to create even more confusion if it’s a new DCU, a continuation of the DCEU with only the actors from the past they want, or something else entirely.
It would be a shame if Sasha Calle only got the chance to play Supergirl once, but DC Studios may want to go a classic route with the character in their movie (The Flash’s version is heavily inspired by the Injustice comics). They may also want to choose a more cachet protagonist, though Calle could explode after her DCEU debut this summer. If the fans like it, it is very likely that they will ask for her continuity in the new DCU.
Once again, it looks like we’ll have to wait and see what happens. At the moment we have Shazam! 2 next March before The Flash premieres on June 16.
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