During a recent episode of the podcast The Hot Mic, the hosts John Rocha and Jeff Sneider revealed that Emilia Jones has reportedly declined to screen test for the role of Supergirl in the upcoming DC Universe film, ‘Superman: Legacy.’
According to Rocha, the race for the Supergirl role narrowed down to two primary contenders:
“Apparently, [‘Supergirl’ casting] has been narrowed down to two separate people, according to several sources, Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly have moved past Amelia Jones to be in contention.”
Sneider then chimed in, revealing:
“Emilia Jones didn’t read. I’m told she refused to read.”
As the exact reasons for her decision remain unclear, Rocha questioned in surprise:
“Wait, what does that mean? Did she say, ‘I don’t screen test, I’ve done enough. You should be able to judge from what I’ve done,’ or is it more the matter if she didn’t want to do it because she doesn’t want it no more?”
In his response, Sneider revealed how he came to this conclusion:
“I have no idea if it was like, ‘I don’t want to be Supergirl’ or ‘I don’t want to test for Supergirl,’ but you know, THR said it’s not like they eliminated her; they said there were three people on the list, and then Borys said two of them read. One of them didn’t read.”
You can watch the full episode below.
Supergirl Will First Appear in ‘Superman: Legacy’
Slated for release on July 11, 2025, and helmed by James Gunn, ‘Superman: Legacy‘ is expected to mark a new era for the franchise. The story will not explore Superman’s origins but will instead portray him as a reporter and secret crime-fighter.
According to THR, Milly Alcock of ‘House of the Dragon’ and Meg Donnelly, known for her performance in Disney Channel’s ‘Zombies’ and various DC animated films, both tested for the role of Supergirl in Atlanta. The final selection process was attended by James Gunn and Peter Safran, indicating the high stakes attached to this casting.
After her introduction in ‘Superman: Legacy,’ Supergirl is expected to lead her own film, ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,’ based on the comic book miniseries by Tom King and Bilquis Evely. Written by Ana Nogueira, the film aims to portray Supergirl as a more complex and layered character rather than her cousin Superman.
As for ‘Superman: Legacy,’ the cast includes names such as David Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. Other cast members include Sara Sampaio, María Gabriela De Faría, Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi, and Anthony Carrigan. Rumors about Ryan Gosling playing Batman were recently debunked by Gunn.