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Old 01-10-24, 04:36 PM
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Some early names who will be screen tested for the new Supergirl

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Meg Donnelly please.
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Milly Alcock was really good in House of the Dragon. Never heard of (or even seen in passing) the other two before.

EDIT: I have seen Locke & Key but it was so bland I have since blocked everything about it out of my memory (that show features "Ice Man" Ashmore as the missing dad, right?)
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Emilia Jones was amazing in CODA. She's a fine actress. I like Milly Alcock as well. Not familiar with Donelly but the other two choices are very solid.
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The choice probably depends on which actress is willing to sign the cheapest and for the most films...
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
The choice probably depends on which actress is willing to sign the cheapest and for the most films...
...and animated shows, DTV animated movies, and video games. That's all part of what Gunn and Safran intend with their DCU.
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re: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (2026, D: Gillespie)

The reality is, headlining a big-budget superhero movie from DC or Marvel isn't the career paydirt it used to be,

Gal Gadot, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Hiddleston, and Henry Cavill were virtually unknown to the mass public before they were cast. RDJ was long-established although his career was moribund. Chris Evans was established but not a marquee name. Brie Larsen may have won an Oscar but it was for a movie nobody saw, and before Captain Marvel she wasn't particularly well known by name.

All of them exploded with their superhero connections.

These days, not so much. Headlining in a superhero movie in 2024 carries as much excitement and prestige as headlining a body-switch family comedy in 1987.
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re: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (2026, D: Gillespie)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
The reality is, headlining a big-budget superhero movie from DC or Marvel isn't the career paydirt it used to be,

Gal Gadot, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Hiddleston, and Henry Cavill were virtually unknown to the mass public before they were cast. RDJ was long-established although his career was moribund. Chris Evans was established but not a marquee name. Brie Larsen may have won an Oscar but it was for a movie nobody saw, and before Captain Marvel she wasn't particularly well known by name.

All of them exploded with their superhero connections.

These days, not so much. Headlining in a superhero movie in 2024 carries as much excitement and prestige as headlining a body-switch family comedy in 1987.
I wouldn't say that completely fits Brie Larson's career. Captain Marvel made her famous among audiences who don't watch Room, Short Term 12 or The Glass Castle, but I'm pretty sure she will go on making these kinds of movies, rather than her own Netflix action movie like Gal Gadot and she would have done so without Marvel.
I think the most important thing is, the popularity and success that used to come with superhero movies and that isn't a given anymore, but if you starred in a dud it didn't help you in the past either.
Fantastic Four did nothing for Miles Teller or Michael B. Jordan while Black Panther probably helped Jordan to further his career. Green Lantern wasn't a career changer for Ryan Reynolds. He would have made romantic comedies and independent movies, no one cared for until he got a job as the lead in NCIS:Jacksonville.
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I mean if the higher ups are going to go to bat for a sustained cinematic universe then it would certainly help your profile. I mean I know the names proposed here and it would boost all of their careers, unless it was thrown away like Batgirl was. I think the bigger problem would be the commitment and how much they lowball you for that commitment.
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Starring in a huge comic book blockbuster is a lottery ticket for young actors who haven't established themselves yet as box office stars. I doubt anyone reading here would have ever heard Christopher Reeve's name if he hadn't been in Superman. The role gave him a long movie career until his unfortunate accident. Someone like Michael Keaton was already a star, for him playing Batman was just another payday.
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re: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (2026, D: Gillespie)

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Starring in a huge comic book blockbuster is a lottery ticket for young actors who haven't established themselves yet as box office stars. I doubt anyone reading here would have ever heard Christopher Reeve's name if he hadn't been in Superman. The role gave him a long movie career until his unfortunate accident. Someone like Michael Keaton was already a star, for him playing Batman was just another payday.
Calling Michael Keaton a "star" at that point seems slightly exaggerated.

I remember when he was cast and nobody knew who the fuck he was other than some called him "that Beetlejuice dude" or Mr. Mom. Both of those movies seemed to play all the time on HBO or were popular video rentals.

But I remember many articles and people saying, "Who?" back then.
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite
Calling Michael Keaton a "star" at that point seems slightly exaggerated.

I remember when he was cast and nobody knew who the fuck he was other than some called him "that Beetlejuice dude" or Mr. Mom. Both of those movies seemed to play all the time on HBO or were popular video rentals.

But I remember many articles and people saying, "Who?" back then.
I call BS.

He was very well known from Night Shift, Mr Mom, Johnny Dangerously, Gung Ho, Beetlejuice and Clean & Sober.

The backlash wasn't "Who?" but more "Why?" since (until Clean & Sober) he was seen as a comedic guy, not a superhero type at all.
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re: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (2026, D: Gillespie)

You're mis-remembering. People were asking "Him?", but not "Who?". Beetlejuice and Mr. Mom were both big Box Office hits.
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re: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (2026, D: Gillespie)

I definitely remember the "Whys?"

But there were plenty of "Whos?" around me. Likely due to me living in Southern Alabama at the time. The majority of people around had no idea who the fuck he was. And Beetlejuice was the only movie that would get sometimes a possible knowing response. And even then, they didn't know what he looked like due to the make-up. You couldn't just pull up someone's picture on your phone.

But I am also talking pre-internet high school Alabama kids. The adults back around us then didn't seem to give two shits. Batman was probably considered satanic by most of them where I was anyway. haha
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re: Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (2026, D: Gillespie)

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
Calling Michael Keaton a "star" at that point seems slightly exaggerated.

I remember when he was cast and nobody knew who the fuck he was other than some called him "that Beetlejuice dude" or Mr. Mom. Both of those movies seemed to play all the time on HBO or were popular video rentals.

But I remember many articles and people saying, "Who?" back then.
Michael Keaton was a very well known actor by the time he was cast as Batman, having headlined multiple films and starred in several hit movies (and a few flops), such as:
  • Night Shift
  • Mr. Mom
  • Johnny Dangerously
  • Beetlejuice
  • Gung Ho
and don't forget the Mary Tyler Moore Hour! God knows Letterman has tried to for years...

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The search for Supergirl is one step closer to completion.

Screen tests for the role took place yesterday, according to several sources, with the field now narrowed to two actresses.

Milly Alcock, best known for her work on HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Meg Donnelly, who starred in Disney Channel’s hit musical franchise Zombies and who voices the character in recent and current DC animated movies, both tested in Atlanta, per sources. DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran were present.

Supergirl is a key part of Gunn and Safran’s plans as they piece together their slate for DC Studios. Warner Bros. Discovery hired the duo in late 2022 to reset the path for Warners’ movies focused on DC Comics characters.

Supergirl, who would headline her own movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow after being introduced in Gunn’s own Superman movie, Superman: Legacy, is a key component of that plan.

The feature, still in development, is connected to a comic book mini-series written by Tom King that was published in 2021 and 2022 and sought to redefine the character as something more than just a girl version of Superman.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/mo...b-xmQrcKLdyAIE
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You're mis-remembering. People were asking "Him?", but not "Who?". Beetlejuice and Mr. Mom were both big Box Office hits.
Yeah, I remember a lot of people questioning the choice, but because he was at that point well known for comedy films, not because he was an unknown. But I remember thinking he was great in Clean and Sober (his first dramatic role?) so I was more than willing to give him a chance as Batman, and when I finally saw it, I thought he was a good choice.
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I mean he also didn't strike me at the time as a great, dashing Bruce Wayne... and yet he was so much better than someone I thought did look the part (Kilmer).
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Milly Alcock is your new Supergirl
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That was my pick.
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Good call!
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I mean I've only seen her in one role and she was supposed to be a kid in most of it, but she seems like a good fit as long as she's not actually tiny like I'm envisioning her.
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Cool.
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I mean I've only seen her in one role and she was supposed to be a kid in most of it, but she seems like a good fit as long as she's not actually tiny like I'm envisioning her.
She’s 5’5” about average height. Meg Donnelly is 5’3” and Emilia Jones is 5’6”.
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Sure, we all liked her in HotD and were at least a little bummed when the part called for an older actor and she left the series.

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