Milly Alcock, star of House of the Dragon, has been cast as Supergirl in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s forthcoming DC Realm. The youthful Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the initial season of HBO’s Game of Thrones offshoot House of the Dragon was portrayed by Australian-born actor Alcock. She defeated Meg Donnelly, who portrayed Supergirl in DC animated films like Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One, and Emilia Jones, the actress from CODA.
Curtis Brown, Shanahan Management, Entertainment 360, and CAA represent Alcock. Although there has been some talk that a fresh Supergirl will feature in Gunn’s Superman Legacy, which is set to film in Georgia, that isn’t confirmed. She will feature in a DC-based film before acting in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, her standalone film. Supergirl was first revealed at DC’s studio press day a year ago, but no filmmaker has been named for the upcoming film. It centers on the graphic novel series 2022 by Tom King, for which Bilquis Evely served as the illustrator.
“In our series, we see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off Krypton, and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl, ” stated Gunn on the occasion of that announcement. “She’s much more hardcore; she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”