The Young and the Restless star Sasha Calle has landed the role of Supergirl in the upcoming The Flash movie! You can watch director Andy Muschietti break the news to Calle using the player below.
Calle was nominated four Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama Series last year at the Daytime Emmys. Her credits also include the YouTube series Socially Awkward.
The Supergirl character has been played by Helen Slater in the 1984 Warner Bros. Pictures movie and Melissa Benoist plays the role in The CW series Supergirl.
It was previously announced that Ben Affleck’s Batman and Michael Keaton’s Batman will both return for The Flash movie.
Ben Affleck’s Batman has previously appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, and will be seen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League as well. Michael Keaton previously played Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns.
Andy Muschietti (IT films) will direct The Flash movie, to be produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco. Bumblebee and Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson is writing the script.
Ezra Miller, who played Barry Allen/The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League (and upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League), remains attached to lead the cast. The film is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2022.
The movie will feature fast-moving hyper-hero Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) breaking the bonds of physics to crash into various parallel dimensions, where he’ll encounter slightly different versions of DC’s classic heroes.
“His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong which is his masculinity — because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline — but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti previously Vanity Fair. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”
Muschietti added: “He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before.
“It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”
While Ben Affleck’s Batman will probably show up in more of a cameo, Michael Keaton’s Batman is set to be more of a substantial part of the movie.
Muschietti says Affleck is the starting point. “He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure. There’s a familiarity there.”