In a whirlwind of changes hitting the DCU, the recent announcement of Sasha Calle being overlooked for the role of Supergirl has left fans feeling disheartened. Despite her captivating performance in The Flash, the Colombian actress won’t be reprising her role, much to the dismay of her dedicated fan base.
The DC universe is undergoing a major facelift, orchestrated by the new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran. Numerous iconic roles are being recast and restructured, marking a monumental reboot for the cinematic universe. However, the decision to replace Calle as Supergirl has struck a nerve among fans who had high hopes for her continued involvement.
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Calle’s debut as Supergirl in The Flash might not have saved the film from lackluster reviews, but her performance was widely praised. Many critics pointed to Calle as a standout, leaving fans eager to see more of her take on the beloved character. The disappointment is palpable among fans who had envisioned Calle’s Supergirl becoming a staple in the evolving DCEU.
I’m sure she will do great but it still sucks seeing Sasha get replaced as supergirl so quickly before she even got a chance to portray Kara in her own movie https://t.co/7KI6VkCyv3
— H (@shipperofstuff) January 29, 2024
still kinda sad sasha did not get the chance to shine as supergirl in a Decent movie pic.twitter.com/xGMPAo5Y8K
— c (@lgbtimelord) January 29, 2024
Milly Alcock is going to be great as Supergirl but WB making Sasha Calle promote The Flash all by herself only to recast her is wild. Hollywood is a brutal business. pic.twitter.com/2zC6KIX4Ec
— Austin (@AustinPlanet) January 30, 2024
I’m pretty sure Milly Alcock will do a wonderful job as Supergirl, but that still doesn’t mean I’m not bummed the Colombian badass Sasha Calle will not be returning. pic.twitter.com/46xAdC8iyS
— Andres Gallego (@galleghost) January 30, 2024
Milly Alcock, known for her role in House of the Dragon, has been chosen to don Supergirl’s cape, leaving fans divided. While some express confidence in Alcock’s potential, others are vocal about their discontent, emphasizing their preference for Calle’s return.
Awesome! But I feel so bad for Sasha Calle… she deserved better. https://t.co/0oVWN4GjKc pic.twitter.com/IpZUPFmYpC
— Carl (@CarlOfRivia) January 30, 2024
I’M SO SORRY YOU HAD TO WORK WITH THAT ATROCIOUS SUPERGIRL SCRIPT… you will be missed by me sasha calle pic.twitter.com/feUuf76m82
— tafara (@miightymorphin) January 30, 2024
Loosing Sasha Calle as Supergirl before she got a standalone movie is gonna start my villain arc…. https://t.co/JxII2hoarJ pic.twitter.com/nvGtxm27YR
— Zero | 🌃 THE NIGHT IS NEVER OVER (@ChainsawZero) January 29, 2024
The absence of Calle also raises concerns among DC fans, as she represented one of the few People of Color (POC) heroes in the DCEU. Fans lament the missed opportunity for greater diversity and inclusion within the superhero lineup.
As the casting dust settles, Alcock joins a stellar lineup of Superman universe newcomers, including David Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor.
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