Sasha Calle Cast as DCEU’s Supergirl in Upcoming ‘Flash’ Movie
Sasha Calle is officially the new Supergirl!
the The young and the restless star was cast as the heroine of DC Comics in the upcoming Flash movie. The Boston-born Colombian actress is the first Latina Supergirl in DC history.
Director Andy Muschietti confirmed the news on his Instagram on Friday, sharing a video of him telling Calle, 25, that she landed the role. He first asks her if she can fly in real life, to which she replies, “If you need it.”
“Do you want to fly?” he asks then.
“Yeah, I’d love to,” she said, before he showed her the Supergirl costume and said, “Well, maybe you need it. You’re Supergirl.”
Calle begins to burst into tears as he congratulates her in Spanish. “Estás alright, Sasha? Felicitaciones, congratulations, Sasha.”
Calle is known for her role as Lola Rosales on The young and the restless. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama Series last year. She also starred in the YouTube series Uncomfortable in society.
Helen Slater first played Supergirl in the 1984 film. Melissa Benoist currently stars as the heroine in The CW.
Flash will see Barry Allen of Ezra Miller run through the multiverse, rubbing elbows not only with Ben Affleck’s Batman, but Bruce Wayne by Michael Keaton, too much. (Keaton played the role in the 1989 film directed by Tim Burton Batman and its sequel, 1992’s Batman Returns.)
Flash is expected to be released on November 4, 2022.