Sasha Calle Continuing On As Supergirl For DC After The Flash?

Sasha Calle wants to play Supergirl in a solo film focused on her day-to-day life.

By Chad Langen | Updated

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Now playing in theaters worldwide, The Flash marks the debut of Sasha Calle as Supergirl in the DC Universe. Though her character and Michael Keaton’s Batman were prominent in the film’s advertising, many viewers were disappointed with her limited presence in the movie. Yet, speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Calle left fans hopeful by teasing a more substantial narrative for her character in the future, stating, “I think this movie was a runway to a better story for her.”

DC Studios co-heads, James Gunn and Peter Safran, have plans to adapt the Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow storyline as part of their initial suite of productions, Gods and Monsters. This narrative takes the Kryptonian heroine on a cosmic adventure to assist a young alien in seeking vengeance for her father.

While Sasha Calle is open to reprising her role as Supergirl regardless of the narrative direction, she expressed a particular interest in exploring the character’s everyday life. “I just want to dive deeper into Kara and her feelings into her day-to-day,” said the 27-year-old star.

In The Flash, audiences only encounter Supergirl in her superhero persona. Sasha Calle shared that during the filming of The Flash, she frequently thought about how her character would dress and present herself in a regular, non-superhero context.

Zod (Michael Shannon) and Supergirl (Sasha Calle)

In a recent interview with USA Today, Sasha Calle revealed that she has already engaged in discussions with DC Studios about the possibility of donning the cape of Kara Zor-El once again in a future project, but it’s unclear whether this will be within James Gunn’s and Peter Safran’s vision of Supergirl or another endeavor. Currently, information about the Supergirl film remains scarce. While Calle’s admiration for and connection to the character is palpable, there are no confirmed plans for her to reprise the role.

The Flash sees Ezra Miller reprising his role as the Scarlet Speedster, employing his extraordinary powers to tamper with the timeline in a bid to save his mother. However, his intervention unintentionally gives rise to a superhero-less universe ripe for exploitation by General Zod (Michael Shannon), who seeks once more to subjugate and obliterate Earth.

In a desperate countermeasure, Barry Allen enlists the help of an older Batman, portrayed by Michael Keaton, and a detained Supergirl (Sasha Calle), who has been confined and stripped of her powers in a covert military facility.

Prior to her breakout role as Supergirl in The Flash, Sasha Calle was most recognized for her substantial tenure on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, where she embodied the character of Lola Rosales across 276 episodes from 2018 to 2021. Her acting journey began with a series of short films, including Young Blood and Deep Cuts. Looking ahead, Calle is set to star in the upcoming drama On Swift Horses.

Directed by Daniel Minahan, On Swift Horses weaves a complex narrative around a woman named Muriel and her husband, Lee, who find themselves on the cusp of a promising new life, only to have it disrupted by the sudden arrival of Lee’s brother. In an intriguing twist, Muriel begins to lead a clandestine existence, placing bets on racehorses and discovering a form of love that she never envisioned.

In addition to Sasha Calle, the film features an impressive cast that includes Daisy Edgar-Jones, Jacob Elordi, Will Poulter, Chad Coe, Don Swayze, and Boone Platt, promising a riveting cinematic experience.