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.