The Flash Actress Sasha Calle Honored To Be First Latina Playing Supergirl: “Representation In the Entertainment Industry Really Matters”

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Set to star as the DCEU’s new Supergirl if and when The Flash ever hits screens, Colombian actress Sasha Calle recently opened up about how excited she is to be the first Latina actress to wear the cape of Kara Zor-El.

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“Representation in the entertainment industry really matters, and I’m super honored, honestly [to be the first Latina Supergirl],” she told V Magazine during a recent interview.

Continuing, Calle recalled how, “There was a moment when we were shooting, when Andy [The Flash director Andrés Muschietti] was like, ‘Hey, come over here and watch this scene on the playback monitor.’”

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“And I go over and I see her [Supergirl], and she’s in her full glory,” she said. “And suddenly, I got really emotional. Because I’m looking at that, and I’m like, ‘Wow, I wish I would have had this when I was little.’ It meant a lot to me. I turned into child Sasha watching this person [on the screen].”

“So it’s really important,” she further said of the representation provided by her take on the young Kryptonian. “And I’m really happy and really thankful to DC and Warner Brothers for doing this now. It’s so cool that we’re doing this, and, ya know, it’s about time.”

Source: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Vol 1 #7 “For The Man Who’s Lost Everything” (2015), DC Comics. Words by Tom Taylor, art by Bruno Redondo

As famously seen in an Instagram video shared by The CW’s outgoing Girl of Steel Melissa Benoist welcoming the newcomer to the DC family, following a worldwide search where the competition was plentiful, Calle was offered the role of Supergirl by Muschietti himself during a Zoom call wherein he personally presented the actress with her new costume.

Source: Melissa Benoist Instagram story

While it’s likely, as many have assumed, that Calle will be playing Kara when she makes her silver screen debut, it should be noted that Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm just which incarnation of Superman’s cousin she’ll be portraying.

Further, considering her appearance and the fact that we’re dealing with a Flashpoint scenario, some have conversely speculated that she could be instead be the time-traveling variant Cir-El, the Futuresmiths member who, as it tragically turned out, was created by Braniac to infiltrate and sabotage Superman’s family.

Source: Superman/Batman Vol. 1 #15 “The World’s Finest, Part 5 of 6: State of Siege” (2004), DC Comics. Words by Jeph Loeb, art by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, and Dave Stewart.

However, Muschietti’s borrowing of Cir-El’s design notwithstanding, in particular her short black hair, leaked intel from a recent screen test indicates Calle does in fact play a revamped Kara Zor-El who, as suspected, will replace Henry Cavill’s Clark as the studio’s resident Super-person – at least temporarily.

According to the leak, in Kara’s universe, Kal-El is killed before he can grow up, leaving her alone to face the Kryptonian invasion force led by Zod (Michael Shannon) originally faced by her cousin in his solo film.

Desperate for help, Kara teams up with the two versions of Barry Allen and Michael Keaton’s Batman to stand up against the General before ultimately meeting the same grim fate Zod did at the end of Man of Steel – a broken neck.

Source: Man of Steel (2013), Warner Bros. Pictures

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This information is still classified as a rumor and will likely be unable be corroborated until we close in on The Flash’s 2023 theatrical premiere date next year – if that is, as noted above, the burdened and delayed film is even released.

Star Ezra Miller and his stream of continual public outrages have put the newly christened Warner Bros. Discovery and its big boss David Zaslav in a tight spot with few options on how to handle its release.

Source: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), HBO Max

That said, they are likely going to stick with a theater run, only cutting Miller loser after all is said and done, as too much money has already been poured into the production, the actor is supposedly in too much of the film to make replacing him impractical, and The Flash is too important in sparking the DCEU’s future to just outright shelve.

Calle’s Supergirls are part of those plans, as is Leslie Grace’s Batgirl – whose solo film features one more appearance by Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight – Wonder Woman, and an apparent incarnation of Hawkgirl, though she has no ETA into the equation right now.

Source: The Flash (2023), Warner Bros. Pictures

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