Casting news for the upcoming DC Universe original series ‘Stargirl’ has been on fire recently. Each new casting announcement reveals a new character that will be appearing on the show and it is beginning to sound amazing. Most of the casting news has been up and coming actors, but now it seems they are pulling out some heavy-hitters.
Luke Wilson of Old School and Legally Blonde fame has now joined the cast. Wilson has been cast to play the part of Pat Dugan, Stargirl’s stepfather. But Wilson’s character is much more than just her stepfather in the series.
The official description of Pat Dugan is:
Pat Dugan once went by the less-than-inspired superhero name of Stripesy, sidekick to a young hero known as the Star-Spangled-Kid and later Starman of the legendary Justice Society of America. Today, Pat has left his sidekick life behind him. But when his new step-daughter, Courtney Whitmore, discovers Pat’s secret past and takes on Starman’s legacy to become Stargirl, Pat is forced to come out of retirement and once again become a sidekick — to his step-daughter — this time piloting a 15-foot robot called Stripe.
Famed comic book writer, Stargirl creator and series showrunner, Geoff Johns reveals why this casting news is so ideal:
When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s. And I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he’d play Pat Dugan. I only envisioned him. And now I feel like I won the lottery! Luke’s talent, humor, compassion — his presence and professionalism — and his creative collaboration, his ideas — we’re so lucky to have him alongside Brec in Stargirl.
Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions are producing the series in association with Warner Bros. Television. A release date has yet to be.