brian-mcgee - December 12, 2019
While Marvel was busy patting themselves on the back for finally having a female superhero headline one of their movies earlier this year, DC's all like, hold my beer. They've been doing female-centric superhero projects for several years, and their latest CW series Stargirl, based on the JSA superhero, is getting set to debut early next year.
To the world at large, Stargirl is about as obscure as it gets, but the introduction of this character in the late 90s by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder has made her a beloved staple of the DC Universe for over 20 years. In the comics, Courtney Whitmore is the new incarnation of a Justice Society of America character from the 1940s named The Star Spangled Kid, and is granted superpowers when she is given the cosmic staff of the deceased Starman.
The character appeared several times on the final few seasons of Smallville, and also showed up on the second season of the Legends of Tomorrow, albeit as an invented 1940s version of the character. Actress Brec Bassinger is taking up the mantle now for the new series, who joins the lineup of beloved DC characters currently residing on The CW and the DC Universe streaming service.
While there's no official release date set for the series yet, the trailer announces that Stargirl will be coming in the Spring.
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