The Race For Supergirl Casting In Superman Legacy Draws Closer

The Race For Supergirl Casting In Superman: Legacy Draws Closer

Is Superman: Legacy getting closer to finding its Supergirl?

Screen testing for the role of Supergirl was held in Atlanta yesterday with Meg Donnelly and Milly Alcock in attendance, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Alcock portrayed the younger Rhaenyra Targaryen on HBO’s House of the Dragon. Donnelly has had some experience as Supergirl, also known as Kara Zor-El, having voiced the character in Legion Of Super-Heroes and currently in the Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths trilogy.

Both actresses are rumored to be the last two finalists for Kara. Atlanta is where they are primarily set to begin filming for Superman: Legacy, so it could be possible that the two actresses did screen tests alongside Superman actor David Corenswet.

Emilia Jones and Cailee Spaeny reportedly were in the mix for the role early on but are no longer involved in the process. Jones had been in the critically acclaimed CODA, and Spaeny had recently portrayed Priscilla Presley in Priscilla.

Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter says that Supergirl will make her first appearance in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy before having her solo film in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, based on Tom King’s novel. Ana Nogueira was tapped to write the film, but a director has not yet been chosen.

Superman: Legacy, starring Corenswet, Rachel Brosnahan, Nicholas Hoult, Skyler Gisondo, Isabela Merced, Nathan Fillion, María Gabriela de Faría, Edi Gathegi, Sara Sampaio, and Anthony Corrigan, eyes its filming for March and will premiere in theaters on July 11, 2025.

Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned. 

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