SUPERGIRL Contender Emilia Jones Reportedly “Refused To Read” For The Role

We recently learned that Milly Alcock, Emilia Jones and Meg Donnelly were all in the mix to play the Girl of Steel in the DCU, and earlier this week, it was reported that the shortlist had narrowed to two, with Alcock and Donnelly now vying for the part.

Screen-tests reportedly took place on Monday, but Jones didn’t participate, and we may now know why.

According to Jeff Sneider on the latest episode of The Hot Mic, Jones “refused to read” for the gig. We’re not sure if this was because the actress felt that she shouldn’t have to audition for the role (which obviously does happen), or she simply decided that, for whatever reason, she was no longer interested in playing Supergirl.

Whatever Jones’ reasons, a lot of fans are disappointed, as she seemed to emerge as the top choice to play Kara Zor-El after her acclaimed performance in the Academy Award-winning CODA.

Alcock will be best known for playing the younger Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen on the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, while Donnelly stars in Disney Channel’s Zombies franchise, and already has some experience with Supergirl having voiced the hero in the Legion of Superheroes and Justice League – Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One animated movies.

The new Supergirl will eventually headline her own movie, Woman of Tomorrow, but we recently got confirmation that she will make her debut in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy.

Actress and playwright Ana Nogueira is currently working on the Woman of Tomorrow script, but the project does not currently have a director attached and no release date has been announced.

Gunn and Peter Safran announced the Supergirl reboot during their studio press day in January of last year, when the “Gods and Monsters” DCU slate was revealed. The project will be at least partially based on Tom King’s acclaimed comic book series of the same name from 2022.

Said Gunn at the time, “In our series we see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off Krypton, and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl. She’s much more hardcore, she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

Superman: Legacy is set to commence production in March, so we should find out who will be suiting-up as Supergirl fairly soon.