DC Universe Finds its Supergirl in “House of the Dragon” Star Milly Alcock

Milly Alcock at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in November 2022
Milly Alcock at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in November 2022. Photo by Scott Garfitt/Shutterstock (13626134cc)

Many amazing actresses played Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, over the years, and Milly Alcock is the next one in line! House of the Dragon star is joining James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DC Universe as Clark Kent’s Kryptonian cousin Supergirl.

Alcock emerged as one of the front-runners for the role of Supergirl earlier this month, and she defeated tough competition in Emilia Jones and Meg Donnelly to win this part. This will mark her first major role since she got her big break as the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the first season of HBO’s epic fantasy series House of the Dragon.

James Gunn previously said that their version of Supergirl will be unlike anything we’ve seen from this character before.

“We see the difference between Superman, who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from, you know, the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl, who was raised on a rock chip-off of Krypton and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways,” said Gunn, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Alcock will lead her standalone movie Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, but she’s expected to appear in another DC project before flying solo. It’s still unclear if she’ll make a cameo in Superman: Legacy alongside David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan.