House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock has landed the role of Supergirl in the new DC Universe movie led by James Gunn and Peter Safran. It is especially notable that Alcock has been vocal in her support for Palestinian liberation.
She, along with thousands of other Australian actors, signed a letter in December 2023, urging Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and leading arts institutions to support a ceasefire and Israel’s withdrawal from Palestinian territories, Aussie Theatre stated. The letter, which included the phrase “from the river to the sea,” gained support from notable figures in the Australian arts scene.
The irony is not lost on us — Supergirl supports Palestine, while Gal Gadot, the actor playing Wonder Woman, is a staunch Zionist who has been incredibly vocal in her support for Israel. Gadot also served in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) as a combat fitness instructor as part of her mandatory two years of military service.
We’re glad to see that the bigwigs at DC did not have any issues hiring a pro-Palestinian actor, especially since they did not bat an eye hiring someone who supports the occupation of another people’s land — especially when actors such as Susan Sarandon and Melissa Barrera are facing negative repercussions for their stances in favour of Palestine.
Alcock, who gained recognition for playing a young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon, will star in the upcoming film Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, Variety reported. The film is based on the DC comic of the same name by Tom King and Bilquis Evely.
The project, however, does not have a director so far. Ana Nogueira was hired to write the screenplay in November 2023.
Gunn confirmed the news on his Instagram, stating: “Milly is a fantastically talented young actor, and I’m incredibly excited about her being a part of the DCU. Yes, I first became aware of her in House of the Dragon but I was blown away by her varied auditions and screen tests for Supergirl”.
He did not, however, disclose when Alcock will make her superhero debut.
It’s probably not going to happen but we would love to watch a fight scene between Supergirl and Wonder Woman and see who emerges victorious — our money’s on Supergirl.