House of the Dragon actor Milly Alcock, known for her role in the series, is set to join a DC Studios project preceding her standalone movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. The Hollywood Reporter has verified her casting as Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, in the upcoming feature.
Alcock underwent screen tests for DC Studios executives James Gunn and Peter Safran alongside Meg Donnelly, another contender for the role.
While it’s anticipated that the character will make appearances in other DC Studios projects before her solo venture, it remains uncertain if this will be in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy, commencing filming this spring, or another DC movie or show.
The production timeline for Supergirl is advancing rapidly, and shooting may commence in the fall pending the swift selection of a director. Ana Nogueira is tasked with penning the script. Alcock gained recognition for portraying the younger version of Rhaenyra Targaryen in the first season of HBO’s House of the Dragon, a spinoff of Game of Thrones.
Now, she transitions into the comic book universe with this new feature, partially drawing inspiration from the Tom King and Bilquis Evely miniseries of the same title.
Expressing his excitement on social media, Gunn praised Milly’s talent and her embodiment of the character envisioned by the comic book creators and screenwriter. He emphasized that this version of Supergirl would differ significantly from the familiar portrayal, standing in stark contrast to her hopeful cousin, Superman.
According to Gunn and Safran, this iteration of Supergirl will explore the disparity between her upbringing on a doomed Krypton and Superman’s nurturing on Earth. Unlike Superman, who experienced love and care from human parents, Supergirl witnessed the tragedy of losing her people and home during her formative years.
In comic history, Supergirl traces back to Action Comics No. 252, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. The character has been portrayed on screen by Helen Slater in the 1984 Supergirl film and later by Melissa Benoist in the CW series from 2015-2021. Sasha Calle took on the role in the film The Flash.
Woman of Tomorrow is part of Chapter 1 in DC’s slate from Gunn and Safran, which also includes The Brave and the Bold, a Batman feature, and a TV series featuring Viola Davis as her Suicide Squad character, Amanda Waller.
Milly Alcock is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360, Curtis Brown Group, and Goodman Genow.