Sasha Calle has been cast as the DC Extended Universe’s version of the iconic hero Supergirl. Calle is an up-and-coming actress, who is best known for appearing on the hit soap opera The Young and the Restless in 2018 as chef Lola Rosales, a role which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series. Calle will be the third actress to play Supergirl and the second to portray her in film after Helen Slater appeared as the titular character in the widely panned film Supergirl in 1984. In addition to being the third actress to portray Supergirl onscreen following Melissa Benoist, Calle will be the first Latina actress to play the character.

Calle is slated to appear in the upcoming 2021 DC Extended Universe film The Flash directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller as the title character. Little has been revealed on just how big Calle’s role in the film is. However, it has nonetheless been confirmed that the cousin of Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill) will indeed appear in the movie regardless of the size of her role. Supergirl is one of the many characters announced to appear in the film that fans are very excited to see, along with Batman, who is said to be played by both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton in the movie.

Benoist, who currently portrays Supergirl on television, showed support for Calle being cast as the character in her Instagram page. “Cannot wait to see you as SG,” she wrote. “The world needs as many Supergirls as it can get.” Benoist herself will soon end her time as the iconic superhero after the sixth season Supergirl, which has been confirmed to be the final season of the popular show.

Calle will be seen as Supergirl when The Flash is released on November 4, 2022.

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