As fans patiently wait for DC Universe’s Stargirl, the first look at classic JSA heroes Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy arrives online.
The Instagram page for Mad Ghost Productions, Geoff Johns’ company behind the live-action series, posted the following image of a newspaper featuring instantly-recognizable heroes from DC Comics lore. It was clearly taken early in their heroic careers, years before the events of the series.
In addition to the future JSA members, an obscure villain by the name Doctor Weerd is mentioned in the headline. Also visible on the page is the name Civic City, the original home for the Justice Society of America. This addition is a clear nod to the very first comics from the 1940s featuring the iconic superhero team.
Joel McHale plays Sylvester Pemberton, the adult Star-Spangled Kid (Starman) while Luke Wilson is his longtime sidekick named Stripesy, who is better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan. The latter will ditch the striped threads in his adult life for some robot armor under the name S.T.R.I.P.E., which will indeed be practical in the upcoming series. Seriously, DC Universe reportedly built an enormous suit that is upwards of 20 feet tall. Talk about dedication.
The production company has been posting behind-the-scenes tidbits for several weeks now. They previously revealed the official logo for the Justice Society of America, which is a spitting image of the comic book version. The Star Rocket Racer, the flying vehicle in which Star-Spangled Kid flew briefly in the comics, was also featured in one of their posts with Luke Wilson at the wheel.
Hailing from Geoff Johns, Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama will reimagine Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.
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Stargirl will begin streaming on DC Universe in 2020.
The series stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitemore, Joel McHale as Starman, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Rex Tyler, Brian Stapf as Ted Grant with Anjelika Washington, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone as Icicle Jr., Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez, Christopher James, and Jake Austin Walker as Brainwave Jr.
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