As The Flash kickstarts a brand-new "reset" of the DCU, it will be doing so with a fresh iteration of the Justice League in hand. This new team will include heroes both new and old, with Sasha Calle's Supergirl among the DCU newcomers.
The Girl of Steel's DCU introduction comes on the heels of the announcement of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow from James Gunn's DC Studios. Although it remains unclear if the blockbuster will star Calle or another actress.
DC Reveals The Flash's New Supergirl
DC released the debut trailer for The Flash and it offers the first proper look at Sasha Calle's Supergirl in action. The Girl of Steel can be seen flying, blasting her heat vision, and even taking on Michael Shannon's Man of Steel villain Zod.
Supergirl appears to have taken Superman's role from the original Flashpoint storyline in which the Kryptonian was held captive by the US government and de-powered using red sun radiation.
Supergirl can be staring down Michael Shannon's General Zod as they prepare to fight in extra footage that was not featured in the full trailer but did appear in a Superbowl TV spot to promote the release.
Before actually donning her Supergirl suit, the Kryptonian, seemingly freshly escaped from capture, assists Michael Keaton's Batman and Ezra Flash's Flash in battle, showing off her strength and speed.
The Girl of Steel flies into action from her captivity at the perfect time, just when Batman and Flash are held at gunpoint by a group of soldiers.
On top of indicating that this Supergirl comes from the same universe as Keaton's Batman, Calle's hero confirmed her name to be Kara - presumably Kent - shutting down theories that she would play another version of the female Kryptonian hero.
By all accounts, Calle's Supergirl appears to have replaced Henry Cavill's Superman in this alternate world, likely as a result of having been sent to Earth from a mid-apocalypse Krypton in his place.
Sasha Calle shared an all-caps reaction to the trailer's release on Twitter, telling how she "put [her] heart and soul into Supergirl" and expressing great excitement for fans to finally see The Flash:
"Y’ALL! I LOVE YOU! I PUT MY HEART AND SOUL INTO SUPERGIRL. IT’S SO EXCITING TO FINALLY SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF HER WITH YOU! SHE’S SO SPECIAL & STRONG. GETTING TO KNOW HER & FEEL HER HAS BEEN ONE OF MY GREATEST HONORS. I LOVE HER SO MUCH AND I LOVE YOU! JUNE 16. LETS FUCKING GOOOO!"
In a follow-up tweet, Calle added how Supergirl has taught her hope and that "anything is possible:"
"IF THERES ANYTHING SUPERGIRL HAS TAUGHT ME, IT’S HOPE. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!"
The actress also included her video reaction to The Flash trailer which can be seen below:
The full trailer can be seen below:
Supergirl's Role in The Flash Explained
Barry Allen's meddling with the DCU timeline seems to have created this Flashpoint world in which there are no metahumans or Justice League. With Supergirl imprisoned, likely by the US government, perhaps that comes down to humanity's increased opposition to super-powered people in this world.
The Flash's trailer appears to indicate Michael Shannon's Zod will be the main villain of the movie, reprising his role from Man of Steel. So, maybe the Multiversal blockbuster will serve as something of a retelling of the DCEU's original Kryptonian adventure, putting this team of Flash, Supergirl, and Batman up against Zod.
Online reactions to this first look at Supergirl have overall proven positive, which may ultimately help Sasha Calle to survive the upcoming wave of DC recasts and take the lead for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. James Gunn has already expressed his fondness for The Flash, which ought to help her chances greatly.
The Flash hits theaters on June 16.