April 15, 2024

Arrowverse’s Supergirl Actress Speaks Out on DC Universe’s New Supergirl Casting!

By Ambily Sajan Mar 6, 2024

Melissa Benoist, renowned for her portrayal of Supergirl in the Arrowverse, has finally broken her silence regarding the casting of Milly Alcock as the new Kara Zor-El in the DC Universe.

With James Gunn’s DC Universe gaining momentum, anticipation is high for the introduction of new characters. The recent announcement of David Corenswet as Superman in the upcoming movie has stirred excitement among fans. However, it’s not just the Man of Steel making headlines; Kara Zor-El, also known as Supergirl, is set to soar into the DC Universe in “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.”

In a recent interview with Screen Rant while promoting her new Max series, “The Girls on The Bus,” Benoist shared her thoughts on Alcock’s portrayal of Supergirl. Despite finishing her tenure as Supergirl on The CW nearly two years ago, Benoist remains deeply connected to the character and the impact she has on audiences.

Benoist expressed her belief in the importance of diverse interpretations of Supergirl, emphasizing the character’s enduring significance since her debut in the 1950s. She highlighted the symbolic value Supergirl holds, not just as a superhero, but as a beacon of hope and empowerment for young women everywhere.

“I think any and all takes on the character are valuable because of what she stands for,” Benoist stated. “Supergirl as an entity is iconic for a reason and has been since the ’50s. I personally think that every iteration of her is valuable for young women to see, and hopefully [with] every take on her, someone will see themselves in it.”

Benoist’s comments reflect a broader acknowledgment of the importance of representation and inclusivity in superhero storytelling. By embracing diverse interpretations of Supergirl, the DC Universe has the opportunity to inspire and resonate with audiences from different backgrounds.

As production for “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” and other DC Universe projects continues, fans eagerly await Alcock’s portrayal of the iconic superhero. With Benoist’s seal of approval and a commitment to honoring Supergirl’s legacy, the future looks bright for Kara Zor-El in the DC Universe.

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