Unexpected news out of the DCEU yesterday as it was announced that there will be a new Supergirl. Not only that, she will first appear in The Flash movie and she’s already been cast.
Apparently a huge, covert casting search was launched and Daytime Emmy nominee Sasha Calle (Young and the Restless) came top out of 400 actresses to get the role.
The Flash director Andy Muschietti watched all the auditions himself and was said to have been blown away by Calle, particularly the chemistry read she did with Barry Allen himself, Ezra Miller. Calle auditioned for the part via Zoom, unaware of who she was reading for.
Boston born, but with Columbian heritage, Calle will join the production straight away. The actress is best known for playing Lola Rosales on CBS’ The Young And The Restless. She received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama Series.
Helen Slater original played the role in the 1984 movie. Laura Vandervoort filled the red boots for Smallville, while Melissa Benoist has been the most recent version for The CW in the Berlanti-verse. That version is now coming to an end on the small screen.
Supergirl joins a roster of other heroes in The Flash rumored to include a double Batman scenario, with both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton appearing as past versions of the Caped Crusader.
Meanwhile, there’s still not much known about The Flash, which has been in development for years now without much in the way of any forward movement. The biggest news, of course, was the addition of Keaton.
Ray Fisher’s Cyborg was originally slated to appear in the film, but his high-profile disagreements with DC Films over alleged abusive treatment on the set of Justice League has hammered a nail into that particular coffin.