Supergirl: Legacy Introduces Breakout Actress Milly Alcock in Dark and Gritty Reboot from James Gunn

Sydney, Australia – Australian actress Milly Alcock, known for her role in HBO’s “House of the Dragon,” is in talks to portray Supergirl in Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero reboot “Superman: Legacy.” The film, written and directed by James Gunn, is set to begin production in March. Alcock will also lead her own DC Studios movie titled “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.”

Alcock gained attention for her performance as young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the first season of “House of the Dragon.” She later passed the torch to Emma D’Arcy after a time jump in the series. Alcock also starred in the Australian comedy series “Upright.”

The “Supergirl” movie, according to DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, will be based on Tom King’s and Bilquis Evely’s comic book of the same name, released in July of last year.

Gunn explained that this version of Supergirl will be different from the one typically portrayed. Raised on a fragment of Krypton and witnessing the deaths of those around her, Supergirl has a much darker outlook on life. Gunn said, “She’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

The official synopsis for King’s comic series provides more details on Supergirl’s story. After her world is destroyed and she seeks revenge, Supergirl embarks on a journey through space alongside a Kryptonian, a dog, and a heartbroken child.

Supergirl has recently been seen on the small screen in her own series on The CW, with Melissa Benoist in the lead role. On the big screen, Sasha Calle played the character in “The Flash.”

The script for the “Supergirl” movie will be written by playwright and screenwriter Ana Nogueira. The film does not currently have a director attached. James Gunn and Peter Safran are set to produce.

Alcock joins a cast that includes Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, David Corenswet as the new Man of Steel, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, and Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher.

Milly Alcock is represented by CAA, Shanahan Management, Entertainment 360, and Curtis Brown.