It looks like Ezra Miller’s The Flash movie won’t just include a couple of former Batmans. Sasha Calle (The Young and the Restless) has just been cast as Supergirl in the upcoming DC Extended Universe picture.
Calle was chosen from more than 425 actresses who auditioned and will be the first Latina Supergirl.
The Flash director Andy Muschietti watched all the auditions and was “blown away by the actress’ toughness and vulnerability that she brought to the role.”
Plot details for The Flash are still unknown at the time, but it is speculated it will involve the Multiverse. Ben Affleck will return as the DCEU’s Batman for the film, and Michael Keaton is in late talks (if not signed on) to play the 1989 film version of Batman. Ray Fisher’s Cyborg was planned to have a small role in the film, but was cut out after DC Films severed its relationship with Fisher.
Originally, the plan was for The Flash to be an adaptation of the Flashpoint storyline from the comics, but it looks like that won’t be the case anymore. At the very least it will be a loose adaptation (unless Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa suddenly join the cast).
I wouldn’t have minded seeing a solo film for the Flash without any other DC superheroes, but Warner Bros. knows that Batman sells. Here’s hoping we will see more of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl beyond her role in the upcoming movie. Don’t do her dirty like you did Cavill, Warner Bros.
The Flash hits theaters November 4, 2022.
What do you think of the casting? Are you excited to see Supergirl enter the DCEU?