‘The Flash’ Won’t Completely Erase The DCEU, Sasha Calle Uncertain For ‘Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow’

Whatever the future is for Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, the goal of The Flash remains mostly the same. The original idea was for it to be a soft reset of the DCEU. Ben Affleck’s version of Batman would be gone, replaced by a veteran Batman played by Michael Keaton. There would also be the exit of Henry Cavill’s Superman, replaced by Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Over the months, some things have changed, like Cavill briefly coming back and then getting booted again, and there are now two Kryptonian projects in the works: James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy, plus Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.

Reshoots and rewrites have been a regular thing for The Flash, with Gunn and Peter Safran consulting on the direction they should take to help set up the new DCU. But just how far will the film go in doing that? Are we now talking about a total reboot, or no?

“Nope. Flash resets many things, not all things,” the filmmaker teased while answering fan questions. “Some characters remain the same some do not.”

So far, the only characters we know are coming back are from Gunn’s Suicide Squad family, such as Viola Davis, Sean Gunn, and John Cena. Coincidence?

Meanwhile, neither Gunn or Safran is saying whether Calle will star in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.

“We’re figuring it all out. We don;t know yet. We’re pretty far away from Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,” Gunn and Safran said of Calle’s chances of sticking around beyond The Flash.

It’s clear that Gunn and Safran are being deliberately vague. A lot can change depending on how well the upcoming films do, and fan reaction to some of the characters. If people love Calle’s Supergirl and want to see more, chances are she’ll be back.

It could be a nice look for Warner Bros. Discovery to keep Calle and bring a little bit of cultural diversity, especially after the whole Batgirl debacle. Falling back on the standard blonde-haired blue-eyed Supergirl seems kinda dull, actually. [via CBM]

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