Los Angeles, CA – The DC Universe is expanding as James Gunn and Peter Safran confirm the casting of Milly Alcock as Supergirl in the upcoming “Superman: Legacy” film. This announcement sheds light on the development of the new superhero tentpole, “Supergirl: World of Tomorrow.” While the director for this new movie has not been determined, there are indications that Matthew Vaughn, known for directing “X-Men: First Class” and “Argylle,” may be considering the role.
Vaughn expressed both interest in directing Alcock in a “Supergirl” movie and confusion over the film’s development during an appearance on the “Post Credit Podcast.” His comments reflect the uncertainty surrounding the production of “Supergirl: World of Tomorrow,” specifically in the absence of a confirmed director.
As Gunn and Safran continue to shape the new DC Universe across various entertainment mediums, they maintain control over casting decisions at this early stage. This means that Alcock’s casting as Supergirl has implications not only for her standalone movie but also for the broader DC Universe. The eventual director of “Supergirl: World of Tomorrow” will not have a say in the casting of the title role.
With Ana Nogueira, known for her work on “The Vampire Diaries,” writing the screenplay, “Supergirl: World of Tomorrow” is in the early stages of production. DC is reportedly seeking to attach a director to the movie in the coming weeks, indicating that progress is being made despite the current uncertainties surrounding the project.
While not yet confirmed, it is possible that Alcock could make her Supergirl debut in “Superman: Legacy,” a film directed by Gunn and set to introduce a number of comic book characters into the new DC Universe. These characters include Superman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Metamorpho, Mister Terrific, Guy Gardner, and Hawkgirl.
“Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to open in theaters on July 11, 2025, while “Supergirl: World of Tomorrow” does not have a release date at this time. Despite the uncertainties surrounding the director and release date, the casting of Milly Alcock as Supergirl represents an exciting development in the expansion of the DC Universe.