It would appear the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl, is certainly going to have quite the star-studded cast with The Wrap confirming that Luke Wilson (Bottle Rocket) has been cast as Pat Dugan, aka S.T.R.I.P.E., the stepfather of Stargirl. Dugan was a hero as a teenager, with the codename Stripesy. Dugan is the pilot of the S.T.R.I.P.E. armor, which stands for Special Tactics Robotic Integrated Power Enhancer. In the comics, Courtney became Stargirl after learning about her stepfather’s heroic legacy, and he donned the armor to look after her, and help her grow.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s,” said Geoff Johns. “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.”
DC Universe has given us our first teaser trailer for the upcoming streaming series, Doom Patrol, as well as a series of character posters, and even a premiere date: February 15th, 2019.
Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade (The First Purge) as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) as Robotman, Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton (Doctor Who) as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Mr. Nobody. You can hit the jump to check out the fantastic character posters for the team.
The cast of Stargirl continues to grow, with the focus now on the Injustice Society and its group of villains, according to Deadline. Neil Hopkins (LOST) will play Lawrence “Crusher” Crock, aka Sportsmaster. Joy Mosmanski (The Following) will play his partner-in-crime, Tigress. Lastly, Nelson Lee (Blade: The Series) will portray the mastermind behind the Injustice Society, Dragon King.
The cast for Stargirl has filled out nicely, with several characters seeing their live-action debut on the series. That alone should make it quite the can’t-miss series when it debuts in late 2019.
Stargirl is shaping up to be something special, as the Justice Society of America continues to fill out. According to Entertainment Weekly, House on Haunted Hill star Henry Thomas will be joining the series as Doctor Mid-Nite. Henry Thomas is best known for his role in Steven Spielberg’s ET, though his career is on quite the upswing.
Thomas will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Hourman, Brian Stapf (The Walking Dead) as Wildcat, and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman.
After adding Joel McHale as Starman yesterday, TVLine has confirmed that Lou Ferrigo Jr. (S.W.A.T.) has been cast as Rex Tyler, aka Hourman, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl. In the series, Hourman will be his golden age counterpart, a thrill-seeking superhero with the ability manifest super strength for an hour a day.
Ferrigno Jr. will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman.
While this rumor would put up in very early talks, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has had discussions about a solo Zatanna film that would eventually lead into Justice League Dark. Given the production troubles by Justice League Dark, this would serve as a great lead-in, introducing audiences to the mystical side of the DC Universe.
Again, this is by no means confirmed, but early talks. There is no writer, no producer, no director, and certainly no star. With that in mind, who do you think could work as a big-screen version of the mystical magician given her numerous live-action renditions?
What an insane day for Swamp Thing news! After the surprise addition of Matthew Cable earlier today, it’s now being reported that Kevin Durand (The Strain) is in final talks to play Jason Woodrue, aka The Floronic Man, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series.
Originally introduced in the pages of The Flash, Woodrue was released from prison by Avery Sunderland before going on to become one of Swamp Thing’s most prominent rivals throughout comic history.
According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. has announced that actress Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead) is joining the cast of the DC Universe series, Swamp Thing, in the role of mysterious fortune-teller, Madame Xanadu, on the upcoming show, which is set to air in 2019.
This will mark Madame Xanadu’s live-action debut, with the character being described as “A centuries-old sorceress who finds herself reluctantly drawn into battle against the escalating supernatural forces plaguing a small Louisiana town. A blind fortune teller and magical crusader, Xanadu’s heart is in the right place despite her unorthodox methods in the fight against evil.”
During an interview with Discussing Film, Batman voice actor, Diedrich Bader, revealed that geek icon Alan Tudyk, will voice the Joker on the upcoming Harley Quinn animated series for the DC Universe streaming service, alongside Kaley Cuoco’s Harley.
Tudyk has become iconic in the genre world for his many fantastic characters from films and series like Firefly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and essentially every Disney animated film in the last 5 years. It’s still up in the air if he’ll add his name to the list of iconic Joker portrayals, but given his track record, he should do fine.
DC Entertainment hosted a packed house at New York Comic-Con this week for their new streaming service, DC Universe, and to celebrate its release, they’ve revealed the full release calendar for the many series in the works for the service.
Titans hits next week, on October 12th, with the first half of Young Justice: Outsiders hitting in late December. Doom Patrol in mid-February, followed immediately by Swamp Thing and the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders in late May. Then we get Stargirl in August, and Harley Quinn in October. Quite the busy release schedule for the fledgling service, which will most likely only grow as time goes on.
Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), the voice of Robotman and Cliff Steele actor for the upcoming Doom Patrol series for DC Universe, took to the New York Comic-Con stage last night, and revealed that Matt Bomer (White Collar) will voice Negative Man and play Larry Trainor in flashbacks for the upcoming series.
In the comics, Negative Man is a founding member of the Doom Patrol. Trainor was exposed to a radioactive field while piloting a test plane, leaving him radioactive, and giving him the ability to release a negatively charged energy being from his body. The being can fly at high speed, cause solid objects to explode, and pass through solid materials. After his accident, Trainor is forced to wear special bandages over his entire body to protect bystanders from his radioactivity.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs) has been cast as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series of the same name.
“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,” said creator and showrunner Geoff Johns. “And after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”
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Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf, Gotham) has been cast in the lead role of Abby Arcane for the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Swamp Thing. In this rendition, Arcane is a CDC researcher returning to her hometown to investigate a mysterious illness, but a chance meeting with Alec Holland will set her on a collision course with the supernatural and the elemental, Swamp Thing.
The DC Universe adaptation of the classic hero originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson is executive produced by Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) who will also direct the pilot. Mark Verheiden (Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners.
While early rumors pointed to Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) taking on the role, it would seem that the leader of the Doom Patrol, the role of Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief, will be taken by former 007 actor Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz, Penny Dreadful), according to Deadline.
Dalton joins an impressive cast for the DC Universe streaming series, alongside Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, Joivan Wade, and Dwain Murphy.