Milly Alcock is set to soar as Supergirl in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s freshly minted DC Universe, earning her a lead in the upcoming film ‘Supergirl: World Of Tomorrow.’ Whisperings across the industry hint at the possibility of Alcock’s character making an entrance in ‘Superman: Legacy.’
In the middle of this excitement, the search for a director for the upcoming Superman movie remains a mystery, leaving Matthew Vaughn, known for his love for the Superman lore, scratching his head. The ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘Argylle’ director shared his thoughts on the matter with BroBible’s ‘Post Credit Podcast’:
“I’m a huge fan of Milly Alcock. Huge fan. Met with her for this other project we’re working on — she turned me down, which was sad. She’s a fabulous actress. Then again, I do find it very weird that they haven’t got a director. That surprised me because you shouldn’t cast a movie — the director should be casting the movie. I don’t understand who cast it if there isn’t a director.”
The DC Charimans’ Decision To Cast Actors Before Directors
Helming to create a new DC Universe that spans films, shows, and video games, Gunn and Safran have taken the reins on casting decisions early on. This decision left the future director of the Superman projects without a say in the casting of Alcock.
Gunn revealed on Threads the day following the ‘House Of The Dragon’ actress’ casting news that she was the first to come to his mind for Supergirl:
“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. I was watching ‘House Of The Dragon’ and thought she might have the edge, grace, and authenticity we needed.”
The DC Studios’ CEOs assigned the scriptwriting duties for ‘Supergirl: World Of Tomorrow’ to Ana Nogueira of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ fame. They will reportedly be on the hunt for a director to steer the project in the upcoming weeks.
The New Superman Film And Alcock’s Possible Part In It
Meanwhile, ‘Superman: Legacy’ is plowing ahead under Gunn’s direction. The film aims to introduce a set of comic book characters into the DC Universe, including David Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, and Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen.
Rumors swirl around Alcock’s debut as Supergirl in ‘Superman: Legacy,’ but there’s no confirmation yet. The film is set to hit theaters on July 11, 2025, while ‘Supergirl: World of Tomorrow’ remains without a confirmed release date.