Geoff Johns, a legend at DC Comics, is bringing a personal favorite to life on the DC Universe channel in the form of the Stargirl series. We have been getting casting news here and there for the past two weeks as production will be taking place sometime in 2019.
With filming coming up, That Hashtag Show is proud to present some exclusive information on more characters who are currently being cast as well for Stargirl. While many of them have non-DC names, we believe several of them could be additional members of the Justice Society of America!
First up, we can confirm that Courtney Whitmore’s mother “Barbara” is being cast for the series, as they’re looking for a Caucasian actress who is somewhere between 35-49 years old. In addition to that, Pat Dugan, Courtney’s step-father and better known as the superhero S.T.R.I.P.E. in the comics, is being cast too. Both of these roles will be series regulars on Stargirl.
Next up we have the love-interest for Courtney, named “Matt Kenner.” The casting department is looking for an 18 year old to play 15, who is of mixed ethnicity (Half Caucasian.) “Matt” is described as a friendly, adorable, and a nervous artist who is still trying to figure out being a teenager. Through his inherently good nature, “Matt” is staying on track towards a good path despite the fact that outside influences may try to lure him towards the wrong one.
While we couldn’t put a DC name to this one, it wouldn’t surprise us if “Matt” is a relative of a Justice Society member. Be sure to let us know in the comments below who you think he might be!
Next up, we have “Sean Miller”, a recurring guest star character who is a Caucasian male in his 40s. Described as an uber-jock, “Sean” is the owner of a trophy shop, selling only first place trophies as he has no care for participation ribbons. Despite his intensity and competitiveness, “Sean” loves hanging out with his gang, but not as much as he loves being with his wife and daughter, the two most important people in his life.
We also have his wife “Ali Miller”, an Asian-American in her 40s who will be a recurring guest star as well. Described as an amusing, but yet energetic soccer mom, “Ali” is the gym teacher for the high school and loves being able to guide her students to become future winners. But her biggest love in life is her daughter Kerri, who is similar to her mother and is the star athlete of the school.
We believe “Sean” and Ali” are none other than Johnathan Chambers and Libby Lawrence, a.k.a. Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle! Should they be the romantic JSA couple, it could mean that “Kerri” is none other than Jesse Chambers a.k.a. Jesse Quick, who we have seen on The Flash played by Violette Beane.
Next up, we have “Scott Weber”, a Caucasian male in his 40s who will be a recurring guest star. “Scott” is described as a vicious supervillain who is a telepath which has made him into a horrifying force to be reckoned with. He enjoys executing the evil and personal punishments that he inflicts upon his victims when “Scott” is inside their minds. However, “Scott” isn’t only a supervillain, but also a father to a son who he cares for deeply and has big dreams for.
“Scott” sounds like none other than Henry King Sr. a.k.a. Brain Wave who was a JSA villain in the older comics. If this is Henry King Sr., then that would mean that his son is Henry King Jr. from the comics.
Next up, we have “Dr. Draven”, a male in his 40s for which the casting department is looking for a Pacific Islander/Asian-American to portray the recurring character. He is viewed as a ruffled scientist, due to him working outside the standard medical and ethical guidelines. “Dr. Draven” was badly scarred by his own experimentations as he is now forced to cover his face constantly. Currently, “Dr. Draven” is operating somewhere in a mysterious laboratory where he conducts sadistic and electrifying experiments as well as surgeries on a handful of innocent individuals.
We believe there is a possibility that “Dr. Draven” is the baddie Johnny Sorrows, a villain that Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer created back in 1999.
Last, but not least, we have “Arthur Matlock”, who is a male in his mid-30s, who would be a guest star. Described as a powerful man, both through physique, mind, and heart, he is a kind individual who is quick with his fists whenever it is necessary. That also allows him to be a great husband to his wife Ruth and a great father to his baby son Ben.
While this one we’re entirely certain on, we think there is a chance that “Arthur” could be Alan Scott a.k.a. the Golden Age Green Lantern! Since this will be the third time that we see the JSA in live-action, might this finally be the time where we meet the Golden Age version of Green Lantern?
“Outside of costume, Stargirl is known as Courtney Whitmore, a young woman’s who’s described as smart, athletic and above all else kind. The high school sophomore’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.”
DC Universe’s Stargirl, starring Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore a.k.a Stargirl, Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton a.k.a Starman, Brian Stapf as Ted Grant a.k.a Wildcat, Lou Ferringo Jr. as Rex Tyler a.k.a Hourman, with Anjelika Washington, Yvette Monreal and Christopher James Baker as undisclosed DC characters, arrives in 2019.
What do you think about our guesses, do they match those DC characters? Who would you like to see take on those roles and what other characters do you want to see on Stargirl? Sound off in the comments below and remember to always stay tuned here on That Hashtag Show for everything trending in geek pop culture!