If you’re going to have a Stargirl, then you’re going to need a Starman. The DC Universe series “Stargirl” has cast Joel McHale as Starman for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the DC Comics, the character is one of the members of the Justice Society of America.
According to multiple outlets, McHale will play Sylvester Pemberton, the owner of the anti-gravity super-weapon the Cosmic Staff. Starman fight’s alongside Pat Tugan, or Stripesy as he’s called, the stepfather of Stargirl.
The story will center on high school student Courtney Whitmore, a fearless teen that unites other heroes to help fight evil. The show is expected to tell the beginnings of the Justice Society of America and is expected to launch in 2019.
McHale is joining Brec Bassinger, who took the lead as Stargirl for the series. Bassinger is best known for her work in the TV series “School of Rock” and “Bella and the Bulldogs,” as well as parts in numerous other hit shows. “Stargirl” is just one of many DC originals that the subscription service has planned to entice subscribers. Warner Bros. is also putting together a “Swamp Thing” series, which recently cast Ian Ziering as the Blue Devil. The other shows currently in the works include a second season of the hit show “Titans,” and the new series “Doom Patrol”.
“Stargirl” will be written and produced by Geoff Johns, through Mad Ghost Productions.
We don’t have a launch date for any of the new series currently in the works for the DC Universe. DC fans will just have to wait a few more weeks before the studio announces a premiere date.
McHale recently starred in “The Happytime Murders” as Agent Campbell alongside Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, and Maya Rudolph. That project ended up being a bust, opening with a $9.5M debut. The adult comedy had an estimated $40M budget, but only ended up bringing in $27.5M worldwide in theaters. The film was a rare flop for the stars and was directed by Brian Henson.