DC Universe’s Stargirl Casts Three Members Of Their Injustice Society

In the last two weeks we have seen DC Universe’s Stargirl live action series cast quite a few Golden Age heroes. For example, Starman will be played by Joel McHale, Hourman by Lou Ferrigno Jr., Wildcat by Brian Stapf and Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite. With so many heroes what about the villains? Well today we got some more casting news.

According to Deadline, the show has recruited three members of their Injustice Society. A team of master criminals that date back to 1947 in DC Comics and were the underworld’s counterpoint to the Justice Society of America. As we can tell by the casting, both of these teams will have a prominent presence in the Stargirl series on DC Universe.

First, actress Joy Osmanski will portray the character Paula Brooks aka Tigress. She first appeared in comics in DC Comics’ Sensation Comics #68 in August, 1947 by Mort Meskin. She was originally introduced as Huntress and was the nemesis for Wildcat. Her creators were inspired by Catwoman and wanted her and Wildcat to have the same dynamic that Batman and Catwoman had in their series. She was later introduced as a member of the Injustice Society in All-Star Comics #41 in 1948.

Along with some other animated series, most will probably remember her from Young Justice. Where Paula Brooks was the wife of Sportsmaster and mother of Artemis, who in the second season took on the persona of Tigress to infiltrate Black Manta’s organization after she had faked her death. There was also a live action version of her on FOX’s Gotham where she was played by Jessica Lucas.

Here is her official Stargirl character description:
“Protecting and providing for her family, Paula Brooks hunts the world’s most dangerous game – humans – as the Tigress.”

Speaking of Sportsmaster aka Lawrence “Crusher” Crock, he will be played by Neil Hopkins. Sportsmaster is a long time enemy of the Justice Society of America who first appeared in DC Comics’ All-American Comics #85 in May, 1947 by Irwin Hasen & John Broome. He is known for using augmented athletic gear like exploding hockey pucks, rocket launched baseball bats and other toys. He later teamed up and married Paula Brooks aka Tigress. He has also been featured in many animated series including two seasons of Young Justice.

Here is his official Stargirl character description:
“He sees his criminal pursuits as a game to win — and his competitors as targets to kill. The only thing more important to Crock than ‘the game’ is his family.”

The third villain that has been cast is the mastermind Dragon King, played by Nelson Lee. This character is not as old as the other two, making his comics debut in DC Comic’s All-Star Squadron #4 in December of 1981. This super villain is a former high ranking scientist and occult expert in Imperial Japan. After World War II, he experimented on himself with terrible effects. His character has not used much throughout the years, but that will change with this series.

Here is his official Stargirl character description:
“a deadly and mysterious hooded man…this controversial scientist has been experimenting on himself and his victims since the 1940s.”

Osmanski’s roles include Netflix’s The Santa Clarita Diet, Freeform’s The Fosters, Lifetimes’s Devious Maids and Fox’s The Following. Hopkins is best known for his role on El Rey Network’s Matador and also ABC’s Lost. Lee had previously worked with showrunner for Stargirl, Geoff Johns, on Spike TV’s Blade: The Series. He also also worked on HBO’s Oz, Amazon Prime’s Sneaky Pete and ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley. He can been seen soon in Disney’s live action adaptation of Mulan.

The cast list for DC Universe’s Stargirl is getting crowded and based and I doubt we are only going to get three of the members of the Injustice Society. Who else will make the show? Also what do you think of these choices for characters and actors/actresses? Let us know in the comment section below!

DC Universe’s Stargirl is scheduled to debut in August of 2019 on their streaming service.


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Source: Deadline

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