I, Tonya director may direct House of the Dragon star Milly Alcock in Supergirl movie

Craig Gillespie, who's directed movies and miniseries like I, Tonya, Cruella and Pam & Tommy, will helm an upcoming Supergirl movie starring House of the Dragon's Milly Alcock.
House of the Dragon. Photograph by Ollie Upton / HBO
House of the Dragon. Photograph by Ollie Upton / HBO /

Milly Alcock stole the hearts of Game of Thrones fans when she played the young princess Rhaenyra Targaryen on HBO's prequel series House of the Dragon. But she was rotated out of the series halfway through the first season, when time moved forward and actor Emma D'Arcy was brought in to play an adult Rhaenyra. What would Milly Alcock do next?

She's doing what a lot of young actors do once they make a name for themselves: play a superhero. Alcock has been cast as Supergirl in an upcoming movie called Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, based on the comic of the same name. She'll join a new DC Comics continuity being managed by James Gunn and Peter Safran. We know that American actor David Corenswet will be playing Superman. Word is that Alcock's Supergirl will appear in Corenswet's debut Superman movie before starring in her own picture.

Now, Deadline reports that director Craig Gillespie is in talks to helm Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. GIllespie is an interesting choice for this kind of movie, since he doesn't have much of a background in big tentpole action films; the closest he's come is directing Cruella, Disney's origin story for the famous 101 Dalmations villain. Beyond that, he's directed movies like Lars and the Real Girl — where Ryan Gosling has a relationship with a sex doll — and I, Tonya, where Margot Robbie plays the figure skater Tonya Harding. He also gained attention for directing the miniseries Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, who had a very famous sex tape leak in the mid-90s.

So Gillespie may not be known as an action filmmaker, but he is good at working with actors and telling intimate stories. This version of Supergirl survived the explosion of Krypton and lived in exile elsewhere, watching many of her friends and family members die, so she's going through some stuff. I saw I, Tonya and thought it was great, so I'm intrigued to see what Gillespie could do with this story.

Supergirl: World of Tomorrow is supposed to start filming later this year, with no release date yet set. We'll keep an eye on it.

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Julia Garner will star alongside Pedro Pascal in the Fantastic Four movie as the Silver Surfer

As long as we're talking about actors from the Game of Thrones universe starring in superhero movies, you've probably heard by now that Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell) will play Reed Richards in an upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Vanessa Kirby will play his wife Sue Storm, Stranger Things vet Joseph Quinn is Johnny Storm, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach is Ben Grimm, aka the Thing.

Now, Variety reports that Julia Garner will play the Silver Surfer, who in Marvel lore is usually the herald of the world-devouring supervillain Galactus. As it goes with comics, there have been several version of the Silver Surfer over the years. Garner, who won three Emmys for her work playing Ruth Langmore on the Netflix series Ozark, is playing a version named Shalla-Bal.

The Fantastic Four movie is due out in July of 2025. That's also when the first new Superman movie — which is supposed to include Milly Alcock's first appearance as Supergirl — will be out. Get ready for a head-to-head.

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