In a move that will surprise many, Legally Blonde and Royal Tenenbaum's actor Luke Wilson will be joining DC Universe's Stargirl. He's arguably the biggest star this series has cast thus far, maybe tieing Joel McHale in terms of popularity, and he might add some eyes to this show. His character is also interesting as Deadline confirmed that Wilson will be mechanic-turned-hero named Pat Dugan, officially making him a hero.
Created by Geoff Johns, who wrote the beloved Stargirl comic book when it came out, Johns actually stated that he had Wilson in mind when he made Dugan. Maybe he's just making the most out of this announcement but it's nice to see and Wilson should be a fun addition to this intriguing cast.
Here's what Johns had to say about Wilson as Dugan:
"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."
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.
Stargirl currently has no release date but will be coming to DC Universe.