Is 'Supergirl' next on chopping block? Insiders claim Sasha Calle movie to meet same fate as 'Batgirl'
The merger of Warner Media and Discovery seems to have brought DC Extended Universe down to its knees and infuriated the fans because of some really bizarre decisions. However, the organization stunned the world on Tuesday when it announced that the almost finished ‘Batgirl’ film will not be released anywhere and in any form. But it looks like many titles are in danger of getting axed and one of them might be the upcoming ‘Supergirl’ movie.
For the uninitiated, ‘The Young and the Restless’ star Sasha Calle will be playing the role of the iconic comic-book character who is set to be introduced in the upcoming ‘Flash’ movie. According to images that have come out from the set of the Ezra Miller-starrer, Calle has already shot her scenes and the ‘Supergirl’ movie would have spun out of the ‘Flash’ feature film. However, the chances of Calle donning the legendary costume in a solo movie are looking really bleak now.
According to a recent report, ‘Supergirl’ might be the next movie in line to get shelved after Leslie Grace’s ‘Batgirl’. Rolling Stone recently published a report to explain why WB took the decision of canceling the ‘Batgirl’ movie and also highlighted the fact that a lot of movies might be in danger due to the merger, especially ‘Supergirl’. The report suggests that the aforementioned title is not likely to move forward at Warner Bros., despite currently being in development at the studio. This is a huge setback for everyone working on the movie because WB allegedly had big plans for the title mentioned above and would have been at the center of the new DCEU.
But it seems, the merger has changed a lot of things and DCEU seems to be feeling the heat. Calle was chosen to play the iconic comic-book character after Andy Muschietti was “blown away” by her acting skills during the auditions. At the time, the Boston-born Colombian actress became the first Latina Supergirl ever in DC and was chosen from more than 425 actresses who auditioned.
The future of Kryptonians in the DCEU doesn’t look promising and the cancellation of ‘Supergirl’ is just an indication of how they are not a part of the new era of superheroes. Henry Cavill was last seen donning the iconic costume in ‘Justice League’ and since then, there have been no plans to bring him back. A lot of rumors started floating that the ‘Witcher’ actor might appear at the year’s San Diego Comic Com, but they were just rumors and nothing else.
It’s sad to see that the platform given to young and bright actors is being taken away in such a fashion. ‘Batgirl’ star Leslie Grace finally broke her silence on the movie getting shelved and said that she is extremely proud of the hard work she and other members of the group did to bring ‘Batgirl’ to life. Meanwhile, the directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are deeply saddened by the recent events and still “can’t believe” that their passion project has been canceled by the new regime.
If recent reports are true, then the announcement of ‘Supergirl’ being axed might come out in the coming weeks.