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Star Girl will reference Golden Age heroes

April 15th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Following the debut of a full trailer for Stargirl earlier (here), we now have some very exciting news for those of us fans who love shared universes and alternate characters.

We know that the Justice Society of America will feature in the upcoming DC Universe/The CW series and now creator Geoff Johns has revealed that other characters from the DC universe are set to appear too or at least be referenced in the show.

Johns has revealed that The Golden Age Green Lantern/Alan Scott and Flash/Jay Garrick, will appear in the series, as they are two of the co-founders of the JSA: “[Green Lantern and Flash] are spoken of and they exist in the JSA. There’s a picture of them in the first episode, and there’s plans in the future for things, but Jay Garrick and Alan Scott, to me, are always the elderly statesmen,” he says.

“They’re the big heroes of the JSA and their shadow is very long and they’re great characters. They are a part of the original JSA and their legacies will be felt throughout the show. I don’t want to spoil too much about it, but I can leave it at that.”

This is very exciting as we have yet to have a live-action Green Lantern on TV and it’s hard not to wonder if we will see Arrow star David Ramsey’s John Diggle appear as a version of the character finally? Anyway, I digress.

And, speaking of the Arrowverse, Stargirl herself, Brec Bassinger, has shared that, even though she technically appeared in the Arrowverse at the end of The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover last year, there was plans to have her firmly established in the universe, much like Supergirl was a few seasons ago.

“There have been talks of Stargirl getting to go on an episode of Flash, and having a bigger storyline, but it didn’t happen this season,” the young star says.

“But I just think that would be the coolest thing. So much of my family has watched Flash for years.”

We know that the Crisis crossover open up connections to the entire DC universe in ways we would never have imagined and now it looks like that may be capitalised on in a bigger way, moving forward.

Star Girl stars Brec Bassinger, Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect), Trae Romano (Robbie), Anjelika Washington (Shameless, Young Sheldon), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Joel McHale (Community) as Starman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), as Pat Dugan, Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite, Joy Osmanski (The Santa Clarita Diet) as Tigress, Neil Hopkins (Matador) as Sportsmaster, and Nelson Lee (Mulan) as Dragon King.

Stargirl will follow the story of Courtney Whitmore (Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’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 unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Character creator Geoff Johns will write and produce the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banner alongside Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions. This series is not to be confused with Disney’s forthcoming Stargirl, based on the young adult novels from Jerry Spinelli first published in 2000.

The series is set to premiere on DC Universe on May 18th, followed by The CW on May 19th.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….