Superman: Legacy surprise casting rumors
There is new information hitting the interwebs about the upcoming Gunn DC Universe. “Superman: Legacy,” talk spread about the new iteration of Supergirl. This could potentially lead to her own feature, “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.” Not everyone’s jumping out of their seats, but it’s an interesting development, nonetheless.
The fact that DC seems to abandon and reboot the DC Cinematic Universe every chance they get, its hard to get excited for the upcoming new slate of movies. With Gunn recasting huge sections of superhero roles, and doing what Gunn and other big filmmakers do; “Making their own versions” that they can then own a part of and make money off of future incarnations that they made, why should the fans be hopeful?
However, rumor has it that Madelyn Cline, known for “Outer Banks” and “Glass Onion,” might be in the running to play Kara Zor-El. This info comes from John Rocha on “The Hot Mic,” but remember, it’s still just a rumor. Cline’s got the look, sure, but we need to get a confirmed casting before anything can be really said. James Gunn and Warner Bros. are likely sifting through a list of young actresses for the role, so let’s not put all our eggs in one basket just yet. It’s an open field, and the final choice might surprise us.
The lineup for “Superman: Legacy” does have some familiar faces. We’ve got David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult playing the role of Lex Luthor, and others like Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern (let’s hope for a better representation) and Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl. Edi Gathegi, Skyler Gisondo, and María Gabriela de Faría round out the cast, with Sara Sampaio joining as Eve Teschmacher.
The storyline of “Superman: Legacy” revolves around Superman trying to balance his Kryptonian roots with his upbringing in Smallville. It’s a tale of finding one’s place in the world, with a superhero twist. The problem is if DC and Gunn decide to go the Marvel route with it or not. You know, as South Park has said, “Make it Gay, Make it Lame”. If they don’t then it remains to be seen if this story strikes a chord with audiences or not.
This movie is set to kick off DC Studios’ “Gods and Monsters: Part 1,” with a release date slated for July 11, 2025. It’s a big step for the DC Universe, but whether it’s a step in the right direction is up for debate.
So, what’s your take on the possibility of Madelyn Cline as Supergirl? Are you cautiously optimistic, or holding off on judgment until more is revealed? Let’s hear your thoughts.