One of the surprises to come out of San Diego Comic-Con this year was DC Universe’s announcement of the addition of a live action Star Girl series to their streaming service. This will mark the sixth original series that will be exclusive to the service including Titans, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.
With that said casting has begun for Stargirl and thanks to Geeks Worldwide via comicbook.com we may have some information about the show, including what other heroes may be making appearances. This is due to the fact that some of the audition tapes for the lead role of Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl have named other legacy members of the Justice Society of America. For example it names Doctor Mid-Night and Hourman. In one scene Courtney is talking with her stepfather Pat Dugan aka the hero Stripesy. The audition tapes also reveal the name Yolanda Montez aka Wildcat, who will be attending Blue Valley High School with Courtney.
It is important to note that these leaked tapes do not confirm that any of these characters will in fact be on the series, but it does give us an idea of where Geoff Johns, co-creator of Stargirl are attempting to take the show. It seems as if Courtney and Yolanda will have to deal with quite a bit of high school drama.
Johns had talked to comicbook.com about the series and how they were going to go about casting the characters for the series.
“[We’re handling casting the show] very carefully,” Johns said. “It’s going to be really… Warner TV is the best at casting these things. We’ve got great casting people. And what I’ll be looking for somebody who embodies that energetic spirit, and a kindness, to what the character is and how they’re portraying her. And someone that’s really fun, that can chew bubble gum while kicking ass. And someone young, because we’re going to go with a younger take on the character. She’s about sixteen.”
As a DC Comics fan you can’t help but be excited about the possibility of seeing some of these great characters that you may have never seen on the big screen. Although Stargirl and some of the members of the Justice Society of America did appear on CW’s Legends of Tomorrow for a brief period of time, it will be great to see them front and center.
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Stargirl is expected to debut on DC Universe’s streaming service sometime in 2019.