Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly Reportedly Emerge as Final Contenders for Gunn’s Supergirl After Atlanta Screen Test

Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly Reportedly Emerge as Final Contenders for Gunns Supergirl After Atlanta Screen Test
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With the conclusion of ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ the DCEU has officially wrapped up, making way for the DCU to take charge. Despite James Gunn’s upcoming ‘Superman: Legacy’ being labeled as a soft reboot, it appears that under his guidance, the narratives of DC characters are heading in a fresh direction. Gunn, known for keeping fans informed through social media updates, recently addressed some production details on Threads.

According to Gunn, the development of ‘Superman: Legacy’ is progressing smoothly, with sets under construction, costumes finalized, and actors adapting to their roles. When asked about the cast, Gunn mentioned that over 90% are confirmed but not yet 100%, leaving some characters without attached actors, sparking further speculation.

Recent rumors from The Hollywood Reporter suggest that the selection for DCU’s Supergirl has been narrowed down to Milly Alcock and Meg Donnelly after a screen test in Atlanta. This aligns with previous speculation, particularly surrounding Milly Alcock. The role’s extent in the movie remains unknown, as details about the overall plot are scarce, except that it won’t be an origin story centered on young Superman. Considering the upcoming ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow’ film, it’s likely that the chosen actress will have a lasting presence, reprising her role in various DCU projects.

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Milly Alcock gained recognition through her role as a younger Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon,’ but her impressive career began with her 2014 television debut in ‘Wonderland.’ She appeared in commercials, starred on Disney Channel in Australia from 2015 to 2017, and secured named roles in ‘High Life’ and ABC’s ‘Janet King’ in 2017. Alcock’s diverse roles include appearances in ‘Fighting Season,’ ‘A Place to Call Home,’ ‘Pine Gap,’ and ‘Les Norton.’ In 2018, she made her feature film debut in ‘The School’ and achieved a breakthrough in 2019 with the Foxtel series ‘Upright,’ earning her a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award.

Meg Donnelly’s career is equally remarkable, starting with co-starring in the 2013 Netflix series ‘Team Toon’ and being the face of Clean and Clear’s 2015 ‘Awkward to Awesome’ campaign. She was NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ understudy and featured in ‘The Broken Ones,’ premiered at the 2017 SOHO International Film Festival. Donnelly gained prominence as Taylor Otto in ABC’s ‘American Housewife’ from 2016 to 2021. Besides acting, she ventured into singing, releasing ‘Smile’ in August 2018 and ‘Digital Love’ on March 1, 2019. Notably, she starred in Disney Channel’s ‘Zombies’ and its sequels in 2020 and 2022.

In March 2022, Donnelly was cast in the co-lead role of Mary Campbell in ‘The Winchesters,’ a Supernatural spinoff picked up by The CW in May 2022. Unfortunately, the series faced cancellation after its first season in May 2023.

Both actresses are exceptional, but only one will secure the role. Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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