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Dream Casting: Supergirl: Being Super

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Aug 9, 2018

Dream Casting is an imaginative look at the casting process of potential Hollywood projects based on comics and other media. This isn't just about what is being made; this is about what should be made, and who we think should be the stars.

If you haven't already heard, there's talk of a Supergirl movie within the DCEU, and presumably it will be unrelated to the TV show, just like the Flash film we keep hearing about. That means somebody new in the role currently occupied by Melissa Benoist, and a whole new version of the story.

With that in mind, I've based this cast on the Supergirl: Being Super comic by Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones. It presents a new take on Supergirl's origin, and focuses on Kara Zor-El's relationships with her parents and her two best friends in high school. The mix of action and teen drama would make a great movie, and with the right young stars it could be huge.

Chloe Grace Moretz as Kara

Chloë Grace Moretz as Kara

Chloë Grace Moretz (The Miseduction of Cameron Post) is a rising star with plenty of talent and the classic Supergirl look.

Amandla Stenberg as Dolly

Amandla Stenberg as Dolly

Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Minds) is exactly the actress you want to play a young queer woman of color who's named after a country star.

Isabelle Fuhrman as Jen

Isabelle Fuhrman as Jen

Although she's not a redhead, Isabelle Fuhrman (Cell, Masters of Sex) has the right sort of gawky freckled look for Jen, plus she's actually a trained runner, just like the character.

Brooke Elliott as Kara's Mom

Brooke Elliott as Kara's Mom

Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva) absolutely has the right amount of warmth and humor to play this version of Kara's adoptive mother.

Nick Offerman as Kara's Dad

Nick Offerman as Kara's Dad

Look, if I'm being honest, I'd put Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation, Making It) in just about everything because he's such a delight. But Kara's dad is a big gruff bearded man with a mistrust of society, so Offerman's actually perfect.

Rosario Dawson as Coach Stone

Rosario Dawson as Coach Stone

Rosario Dawson (Luke Cage) is a great actress, and she'll have a lot of fun with the surprising aspects of this character.

Bill Skarsgard as Tan-On

Bill Skarsgård as Tan-On

Casting Bill Skarsgård (It, Castle Rock) as a really creepy guy is almost too easy, but he's also really talented, so I think it will be okay.