James Gunn Hails Milly Alcock as Supergirl, Credits House of the Dragon for Casting Inspiration

In a thrilling revelation, James Gunn, the creative force behind DC Studios, sheds light on the inspiration behind casting Milly Alcock as Supergirl in the upcoming DC Universe installment. Gunn took to social media to share his excitement about Alcock stepping into the iconic role, emphasizing her suitability for the character.

According to ComicBook, Gunn’s revelation unfolds as he recalls a moment over a year ago when he first envisioned Milly Alcock as Supergirl while immersing himself in HBO’s House of the Dragon. He was captivated by Alcock’s on-screen presence, recognizing the attributes of edge, grace, and authenticity that perfectly aligned with the vision for DCU’s Supergirl.

“In case you missed this exciting news yesterday. Strangely, Milly was the FIRST person I brought up to Peter for this role, well over a year ago when I had only read the comics,” Gunn shared, highlighting the serendipity of Alcock’s casting.

Milly Alcock Supergirl

While the anticipation for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow builds, Alcock’s Supergirl is expected to make a prior appearance in another DC Studios production. Speculation surrounds Gunn’s directed Superman: Legacy, although official confirmation is pending.

Superman: Legacy promises a compelling narrative, delving into Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. The star-studded cast includes David Corenswet, Rachel Brosnahan, Skyler Gisondo, Nicholas Hoult, Sara Sampaio, María Gabriela de Faría, Isabela Merced, Nathan Fillion, Edi Gathegi, and Anthony Carrigan.

As the DC Universe continues to expand, Milly Alcock’s casting marks a significant addition, with fans eagerly awaiting her portrayal of the beloved Supergirl. Share your thoughts on Alcock’s casting in the comments section!

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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