Sasha Calle is now in the spotlight thanks to her casting as Supergirl in The Flash. There is no doubt that such an important character is going to play a vital role in the future of the DC Extended Universe. It turns out that is extremely true thanks to some new information we at Giant Freakin Robot have received. From what we have learned, it sounds like this new version of Supergirl is going to be headlining one of the most celebrated and storied superhero groups in the history of DC Comics.
According to our trusted inside source – the same one that provided Giant Freakin Robot with confirmed exclusive scoops regarding Chloe Bennet returning as Quake for a new Marvel series and Don Cheadle appearing as War Machine in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Sasha Calle is going to be the star of a Legion of Super-Heroes feature film. Our source says that this will likely be in substitution to a Supergirl feature film, but Supergirl will be the figurehead character for the Legion of Super-Heroes movie. This does not mean there won’t ever be a Supergirl movie, but this will be how Calle’s version of the character gets to be in the spotlight at first.
There does also seem to be a Legion of Super-Heroes television show in development as well, but Sasha Calle would not be involved with that. According to our source, it would be much like the relationship between The Flash television series and The Flash feature film: neither one would deeply acknowledge the other one outside of a possible cute cameo/multiverse recognition. They would essentially be their own separate entities. Exactly which one would come out first is unclear as of now.
Having Sasha Calle lead the Legion of Super-Heroes in a feature film could also open the door to some other major characters showing up in the DC Extended Universe. In the comics, the Legion of Super-Heroes is a group of young superpowered beings from the 30th and 31st centuries. This includes a future version of Green Lantern. With rumors about Green Lantern showing up in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, could that also set up a connection to the Legion of Super-Heroes? And could this be a testing ground to see what new DC characters that audiences aren’t familiar with could find some popularity?
Considering that Supergirl has starred in six seasons of her own TV show, DC might feel that jumping right into a Supergirl feature film might be too jarring for mainstream audiences. Having Sasha Calle show up in The Flash as Supergirl and then transitioning as the lead of a Legion of Super-Heroes movie might get the mainstream to better accept her as the new Supergirl after over half a decade of Melissa Benoist in the role. Plus, the Legion of Super-Heroes is an eclectic group of heroes that the majority of audiences won’t recognize at all. Having a familiar character like Supergirl be the entry point for them sounds like a good idea.
Sasha Calle has a big future ahead of her as the new Supergirl. We can’t wait to see how things shake out with her at the forefront of the character’s legacy moving forward.