Sasha Calle Cast As Supergirl For ‘The Flash’ Movie
Whilst we might be losing our tv Supergirl this year, we will be getting a new one on the big screen, as actress Sasha Calle lands the role for upcoming film ‘The Flash’.
Directed by Andy Muschietti (‘It’, ‘Mama’), the film will star Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, aka ‘The Flash’, reprising his role from the ‘Justice League’ movie, the updated Zack Snyder version of which has just been given a March release date worldwide. There isn’t a huge amount known about the plot of the film, although it is believed to be based around the 2011 Flashpoint comic book storylines, which sees Barry Allen attempt to go back in time to prevent his mother’s murder… but in the process, totally screws up his timeline.
Sasha Calle is not that well known in the UK, but is a Daytime Emmy nominee for her role on long-running US soap ‘The Young and the Restless’. She also starred on the tv mini-series ‘Socially Awkward’. Below you can see the actual moment Muschietti breaks the news to Calle that she has got the part.
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What isn’t totally clear is if Sasha Calle will be playing a Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El version of Supergirl, or some other iteration of the character. Given Barry has been messing with the timeline, anything is really possible. Either way, Calle will be the first Latina Supergirl, and was chosen after an extensive search through over 420 actresses.
“I saw more than four hundred auditions,” said Muschietti. “The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role.”
Calle follows in the footsteps of Helen Slater, who played the part in the 80s movie; Laura Vandervoort, who played the character on ‘Smallville’; And Melissa Benoist, who is set to end her run on The CW ‘Supergirl’ series later this year after six seasons.
‘The Flash’ film is set to land (hopefully!) in theatres worldwide in 2022.
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