The Young and the Restless actress Sasha Calle is set to become Supergirl. She will play Kara Zor-El, the cousin of Superman in The Flash movie directed by Andy Muschietti.
“Been doing a lot of flashbacks lately but today is about a Flash forward. #TheFlashMovie @sashacalle,” posted Muschietti on Instagram which happens to include the use of the John Williams Superman score for the Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve movies (watch below). The link is Here.
Calle beat out 425 actresses who auditioned for the role, with Muschietti, The Flash producers, and head of DC films, Walter Hamada, involved with the audition process. Sasha Calle also had a chemistry read with Flash star Ezra Miller, which obviously went well as Calle landed the part.
“I saw more than four hundred auditions. The US, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia. 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,” said Muschietti.
Salle marks the first Latina Supergirl ever in DC as she is a Boston, MA-born actress but ancestry from Columbian. Supergirl was previously played by Melissa Benoist in The CW Supergirl series, which is in its final season, and by Helen Slater in the 1984 movie.
On her YouTube channel, Grace Randolph says this version of Supergirl will be a Multiverse version and related to the trip the Flash makes through different dimensions. The Flash movie is due out on Nov. 4, 2022, also starring Micheal Keaton and Ben Affleck back as their respective versions of Batman.