(RightIsRight.co) – Milly Alcock, the Australian actress renowned for her role in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon,” has been announced as the new Supergirl in the DC Universe.
Alcock, who is 23 years old, gained critical acclaim for her portrayal of the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, a role that earned her a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Her casting as Supergirl in the DC Universe (DCU), as reported by Deadline, marks a significant step in her career, making her an even more prominent figure in the entertainment industry.
This project, which is among the first under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran at the DCU, is set to elevate Alcock’s profile substantially.
James Gunn confirmed Alcock’s casting on Instagram, praising her exceptional talent and versatility demonstrated in her auditions and screen tests for the role of Supergirl.
He noted that Alcock perfectly embodies the character of Kara, as envisioned in the comic series by Tom King, Bilquis Evely, and Ana Noguiera.
Alcock was chosen for the role over other notable actresses, including Emilia Jones from “CODA” and Meg Donnelly, who previously voiced Supergirl in DC animated movies.
While there are rumors of Supergirl possibly making a cameo in the upcoming DC film “Superman Legacy,” her definite starring role will be in “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.” This project, announced last year, will be based on Tom King’s 2022 comic book series.
Gunn, in his discussion with Deadline, described this interpretation of Supergirl as unique and more intense. Unlike Superman, who was raised by loving parents from infancy,
Supergirl spent her early years on a fragment of Krypton, witnessing death and destruction before coming to Earth as a young girl. This background gives her a much harder edge compared to the traditional depiction of Supergirl.
Alcock’s journey to this prominent role began in Australia, where she started as a teenager appearing in commercials, eventually moving into various TV roles.
Her performance in “House of the Dragon” marked her significant entry into the Hollywood scene.