Actress Sasha Calle, who plays the new Supergirl in next month’s ‘The Flash’ feature film, says she has received approval to take on the role of none other than former Superman actor Henry Cavill .
Speaking to EW ahead of the film’s release, the ‘Young and the Restless’ actress revealed she met Cavill months after the film wrapped and said:
“I gave him a big hug. You know, it’s Henry Cavill, man! Our man of steel. He’s nice and very correct, and it was a great experience.
Cavill first appeared as Superman in 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’ before reprising him for 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, 2017’s ‘Justice League’ and a brief appearance in ‘Black Adam’. ” of 2022.
Cavill doesn’t appear in “The Flash” but had apparently seen the film when they met, and Calle asked him what he thought of his role:
“I asked him, ‘Did I make you proud, because? Does Superman approve?’ And he was like, ‘Absolutely. You have done a phenomenal job. I think for me it meant the world because it’s Henry Cavill, Man of Steel.
After James Gunn and Peter Safran were announced as the new heads of DC Studios last year the plan became to reboot the Superman character and so in December came the news that Cavill would not return as Superman which is recast with a younger actor.
It’s unclear if Calle will be back at this time. When she was first cast, Calle also got an endorsement from TV’s Supergirl, actress Melissa Benoist during a social media exchange between the couple.
“The Flash” is set to hit theaters on June 16.