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Twitter Is Obsessed With Sasha Calle As Supergirl In ‘The Flash’

Despite the DC Extended Universe’s The Flash being considered a “box office bomb” due to only earning $55 million its opening weekend, fans continue to give universal praise for one component of the film, Sasha Calle’s Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl. 

On social media, many have praised Calle’s portrayal of one of DC’s most iconic characters. In The Flash, Supergirl is depicted in an alternate universe during the events that took place during DCEU’s Man of Steel. With Calle portraying Supergirl in the DCEU, she hit numerous milestones in her career, including her first feature film debut and becoming the first Latina to portray Supergirl

Born and raised in Boston, Calle is also known for portraying Lola Rosales on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. However, Calle deeply resonates in her portrayal of Supergirl. During a June 16 interview with The Current, Calle discussed how she sees Supergirl as a “symbol of hope,” as she grew up with numerous adversities and felt her dreams were impossible to achieve. Additionally, Calle expressed how she loved embodying Supergirl’s numerous complexities.

As of June 21, there is no official announcement as far as Calle’s future as Supergirl in the DCEU. Due to The Flash not performing as expected at the box office, many social media users are worried this may hinder Sasha Calle’s future in the DCEU. However, The Flash’s box office performance is not stopping fans from showing their support in having Calle  reprise Supergirl in future DCEU films.

Since the release of the first Flash Trailer, Calle has also been very enthusiastic and open about wanting to continue portraying Supergirl in the future. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Calle expressed wanting to reprise her role in the upcoming Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow film. , “I hope to continue playing Supergirl. I love her deeply! And I think that [The Flash] is really a runway to a bigger story for her,” she said. “We don’t really get to experience a lot. I feel like this is a runway to a bigger story.” 

Should fans be expecting an announcement soon regarding Calle’s future as Supergirl? Only time will tell.

Eliana Jacobs is a National Contributing Writer for Her Campus. Born and raised in Southwest Florida, Eliana writes articles about lifestyle, Her 20s, and career-related goals/activities. Before becoming a national writer, Eliana wrote under the UCF Her Campus Chapter,where she wrote about health and wellness. Additionally, she has a passion for social justice, advocacy, and race-related news. Beyond Her Campus, Eliana also writes flash fiction and poetry for the nation’s largest student-run organization, Strike Magazine. Some of her most recent publications include Life In Plastic: It’s “Fantastic”. Eliana also was awarded multiple honorable mentions for her writing during her undergraduate career in her school’s Tutors’ Choice Flash Fiction Contest. Lastly, she recently graduated from the University of Central Florida, earning a dual degree in Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies on a Pre-Medical Track. Ultimately, Eliana aspires to pursue an MD/MPH to specialize in Pediatric Endocrinology while intersecting her passion for public health through medical research, poetry, and journalism. In her free time, Eliana enjoys shopping, working out, and traveling. Lastly, Eliana loves exploring local cuisines and documenting restaurants she tried (Orlando and beyond) on her food Instagram.