It seems another member of the Justice Society of America was initially supposed to appear in Stargirl. Lance Ausfresser of the Stargirl Facebook Group recently interviewed the actors who play the ISA, where they revealed Hawkman was supposed to be featured in the pilot.
Created by Gardner Fox and Dennis Neville in 1940, Hawkman debuted in Flash Comics #1. Various versions of the character have appeared throughout DC’s history, as the character has the ability to reincarnate. The most often depicted versions are Carter Hall, the modern-day version of the Egyptian prince Khufu, and Katar Hol from the planet Thanagar. Hawkman has been a mainstay of the DC universe and was a founding member of the Justice Society of America.
While Carter Hall can be seen in the JSA team photo, fans never had a chance to see the character in action. But during an interview with Eric Goins, Neil Jackson, Hina Khan, Neil Hopkins, Joy Osmanski, Christopher Baker, Joe Knezevich, and Nelson Lee, it was revealed that this was not always the case. Neil Jackson explained that in the original opening scene of the pilot, it featured Pat Dugan running into the building where the JSA and ISA were facing off, the camera panned up, and fans would have seen Hawkman overhead.
The cast went on to explain additional scenes were also cut, so it begs the question of why this shot, in particular, was taken out. Thankfully this doesn’t mean fans will have to wait long for a live-action Hawkman. During DC FanDome, it was confirmed that Hawkman will appear as a member of the JSA in Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
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Stargirl is available on DC Universe and The CW app.
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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