The Flash Movie Casts Sasha Calle As Supergirl

Director Andy Muschietti announced the casting of Supergirl on social media.

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The Flash movie has its Supergirl--and the casting is historic, as Sasha Calle will be the first Latina actress to portray the character. The Flash director Andy Muschietti revealed the casting on social media, where he posted a video of himself telling the actress she'd gotten the part.

Calle, who is Colombian, is best known for her role on the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless over the last few years. In the video, Muschietti calls her apparently under the pretense of needing to ask some follow-up questions, but the actress begins to realize something is up when he opens with "Can you fly?" Calle breaks down into happy tears after the director tells her, "You're Supergirl."

The Flash movie is drawing in all sorts of talent, from Ben Affleck returning as Batman to Michael Keaton, also returning as Batman. Meanwhile, Supergirl has been portrayed in the past by Helen Slater in the 1984 Supergirl movie, Laura Vandervoort on Smallville, Melissa Benoist in the ongoing Supergirl TV show, and others.

One character who won't be featured in The Flash is Ray Fisher's Cyborg, who announced in January that his part had been cut. Nevertheless, we're expecting The Flash to be released June 3, 2022.

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