Another big name is entering the DC Universe. Luke Wilson (Old School, Legally Blonde) is joining the cast of Stargirl, TVLine’s sister site Deadline reports, playing the role of super-mechanic Pat Dugan.
Premiering later this year, the 13-episode series tells the story of Courtney Whitmore (played by Bella and the Bulldogs‘ Brec Bassinger), a high school sophomore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes, the Justice Society of America, to stop the villains of the past. Wilson’s character, a former superhero sidekick who just happens to be Courtney’s new stepfather, comes out of retirement to assist her — and he’s bringing his 15-foot robot Stripe along for the journey.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s,” showrunner Geoff Johns said in a statement. “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! … We’re so lucky to have him alongside Brec in Stargirl.”
Stargirl’s cast also includes Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Golden Age Hourman, Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House) as Dr. Mid-Nite and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman. Yvette Monreal (Faking It), Christopher James Baker (True Detective) and Anjelika Washington (Young Sheldon) will also appear in undisclosed roles.
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