James Gunn and Peter Safran have been looking for DCU’s new Supergirl for quite some time, and their search is finally over! House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock crushed her audition and defeated tough competition to be cast as the next Supergirl.
Alcock emerged as one of the main contenders for the role of Clark Kent’s Kryptonian cousin Kara Zor-El, and defeated the likes of Emilia Jones and Meg Donnelly to win this role. She’s no stranger to carrying high-profile franchises on her shoulders—after all, she got her big break with the role of the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon.
James Gunn confirmed her casting on social media, and described her as “a fantastically talented young actor.” He added that he was blown away by her auditions and screen tests for Supergirl and said she perfectly embodies Kara Zor-El.
Alcock is expected to portray this character in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, written by Ana Nogueira, but she’ll make appearances in another DC project before leading her own standalone movie. Gunn and Safran will launch their new DC Universe with Superman: Legacy, led by David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan, but it remains unclear if Alcock will also make her debut in this film.