An extensive search has ended with a new Supergirl being cast for “The Flash” movie with “Young and the Restless” star Sasha Calle winning the role…
There’s a new Supergirl in town.
As “The Flash” movie moves closer and closer to production, director Andy Muschietti revealed on Friday that he selected Sasha Calle to play the role in the upcoming film that will star Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster.
Calle is best known for her work on the daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless” where she was previously nominated for a Daytime Emmy award.
According to the director, Calle was part of an extensive casting search with more than 400 people testing and auditioning for the role until the decision was finally made this week. Muschietti also posted the emotioanl video where he informed Calle that she would be playing Supergirl.
“I saw more than four hundred auditions,” Muschietti said when speaking to Deadline. “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.”
Muschietti has been well regarded for spotting up and coming talent, especially after he had a hand in casting the entire group of kids who portrayed “The Loser’s Club” in “It” and “It: Chapter 2.”
Calle now joins a cast that includes Miller in the lead role along with expected appearances from Michael Keaton, who will reprise his role as Batman for the first time in nearly 30 years as well as Ben Affleck making a final appearance as the Dark Knight after he played the role in several D.C. movies including “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
“The Flash” movie will be introducing the D.C. multiverse for the first time with numerous cameo appearances expected in the film.
Calle is the latest actress to play Supergirl on the big or small screen as she joins Melissa Benoist, who plays the character on the CW series “Supergirl,” which is wrapping up its final season this year. Calle will also become the first Latina to portray Supergirl when she joins “The Flash” production this year.