“I do find it very weird”: Matthew Vaughn Throws Shade at Milly Alcock’s Supergirl Casting by James Gunn as Movie Yet to Find a Director

Matthew Vaughn may be the first one to point out the absurdity in the latest casting decision of Milly Alcock as Supergirl

“I do find it very weird”: Matthew Vaughn Throws Shade at Milly Alcock’s Supergirl Casting by James Gunn as Movie Yet to Find a Director


  • Matthew Vaughn opens about the possibilities of directing the planned DCU film, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.
  • Vaughn found it weird that Milly Alcock was already cast in the movie, as he believed the film's director has a say in the casting decisions.
  • Nevertheless, Vaughn is interested in the project as he revealed that Milly Alcock was the right pick for the Supergirl role.
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Matthew Vaughn was approached by the new DC CEOs, James Gunn and Peter Safran, to helm one of the projects in DCU’s Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. While initial rumors circulated that it would be The Authority project, Vaughn opened up about the possibilities of helming the Supergirl movie. Vaughn also took the opportunity to call out the new DC regime about one of their ‘weird’ decisions about Supergirl.

Matthew Vaughn
Matthew Vaughn opens up about his DCU prospects

Vaughn shared that the latest casting announcement of Milly Alcock surprised him since no director was attached to the project. He believed the director should have had a say in the casting decision. Surprisingly, the decision wasn’t a red flag for Vaughn as he felt that Alcock was perfect for the role of Supergirl.

Matthew Vaughn Has One Issue With James Gunn’s Decision To Cast Milly Alcock

Matthew Vaughn points out the "weird thing" in James Gunn's decision to cast Milly Alcock
Matthew Vaughn points out the “weird thing” in James Gunn’s decision to cast Milly Alcock

Matthew Vaughn‘s spy thriller film, Argylle, comes out this weekend. Vaughn appeared on BroBible’s Post Credit podcast, where he opened up about his latest association with James Gunn‘s DCU. A few weeks back, it was reported that Vaughn was approached to direct one of the announced movies in the DCU. When asked if he would be interested in helming the film, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, he was vocal about one issue with the film.


Vaughn commented about the latest announcement of Milly Alcock‘s casting in the Supergirl role. Vaughn shared that he approached Alcock, a fabulous actress, for another role, which she turned down. While The King’s Man director has no issues with the House of the Dragon actress, he took a jab at the DC Studios for kicking off the casting process without a director onboard. Vaughn believed that the director should have a say in making this choice. Vaughn shared with BroBible’s podcast:

“I’m a huge fan of Milly Alcock. Huge fan. Met with her for this other project we’re working on — she turned me down, which was sad. She’s a fabulous actress. Then again, I do find it very weird that they haven’t got a director. That surprised me, because you shouldn’t cast a movie — the director should be casting the movie. I don’t understand who cast it if there isn’t a director.”

It was rumored earlier that Vaughn was approached to direct another project in the DCU. Many believed that Vaughn would direct the film, The Authority, due to his experience in directing ensemble films like X-Men: First Class. Interestingly, Vaughn’s first DC aspiration was Superman and the director pitched an eight-hour-long Superman trilogy long before Zack Snyder. Being a Superman fan, it was quite surprising why Vaughn was not yet associated with the Supergirl project.

Will Matthew Vaughn Direct The Milly Alcock-Led Supergirl Movie?

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

When the Kick-Ass director was again asked if he would take on directing duties on Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, he responded that he would consider it. Matthew Vaughn shared the instance when he insisted on recasting the actor when he was asked to take over The Flash film. While he made it clear that he would have wanted to cast an actress of his choice, he stated that Milly Alcock was a name that he himself would have suggested for the role.


Despite calling the casting decision weird, Vaughn shared that he admired the work of the DC CEOs, James Gunn and Peter Safran. For this reason, he wouldn’t turn down a Supergirl offer abruptly and would definitely consider it. Vaughn shared:

“I was asked about doing The Flash way back, but I said I’d only do it if I could recast — if I’m directing my own superhero film, I want my own, new superhero. But, Milly Alcock, I probably would have put forward for it if I was directing… so I haven’t considered it. Never say never. I’m a big fan of James Gunn and Peter Safran, so yeah, I would consider it.”

Matthew Vaughn joins forces with former Superman actor Henry Cavill in Argylle, which will hit theaters on February 2, 2024. The first film in the DCU, Superman: Legacy, is scheduled to be released only on July 11, 2025, giving ample time for the development of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.


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