Supergirl: House of the Dragon Star Milly Alcock to Soar as Kara Zor-El in Warner Bros.’ Woman of Tomorrow

SYDNEY, Australia – Warner Bros. has confirmed that Milly Alcock, known for her role in “House of the Dragon,” will star as Kara Zor-El in the upcoming film “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.” Alcock successfully screen-tested for DC Studios executives James Gunn and Peter Safran, competing against actress Meg Donnelly for the role. The character of Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, is expected to appear in a DC Studios project before her standalone adventure, although the specific project has not yet been announced. The film is tentatively scheduled to start production in the fall, pending the selection of a director.

Alcock gained acclaim for portraying the younger version of Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s “House of the Dragon,” a spinoff of the popular series “Game of Thrones.” Now, she will enter the comic book realm as Supergirl, bringing a new perspective to the character. According to James Gunn, this iteration of Supergirl will differ significantly from the traditional portrayal, presenting a contrast to her optimistic cousin, Superman. Gunn explained that Supergirl’s traumatic upbringing on Krypton, where she witnessed the death of everyone around her, shapes her character.

In the world of comics, Supergirl made her debut in “Action Comics” No. 252 and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. The character has previously been portrayed by Faye Dunaway in the 1984 film “Supergirl” and Melissa Benoist in the CW television series. In the upcoming film, Sasha Calle will take on the role of Supergirl in “The Flash.”

“Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” is part of DC’s slate of projects led by James Gunn and Peter Safran. The slate also includes the Batman feature “The Brave and the Bold” and a TV series featuring Viola Davis as her “Suicide Squad” character, Amanda Waller.

Milly Alcock is represented by CAA, Curtis Brown Group, and Goodman Genow.