The primary season of Stargirl ended with a bang because the JSA took down nearly all of the Injustice Society, however the remaining moments of the season hinted on the villains we’ll see the staff tangling with in future episodes. Showrunner and Stargirl creator Geoff Johns talked about these villains at at a New York Comedian-Con 2020 digital panel for the present to offer us an concept of what is to return. Spoilers for the top of Season 1 observe.
After Stargirl/Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and her mates took down Icicle (Neil Jackson), Brainwave (Christopher James Baker), Dragon King (Nelson Lee) and left Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins), Tigress (Pleasure Osmanski), Solomon Grundy, and the Gambler (Eric Goins) within the wind, the Dragon King’s daughter Cindy was all that was left of the ISA on the finish of season 1. However within the remaining moments, a shadowy determine seems within the ISA headquarters whereas Cindy Burman (Meg DeLacy) digs an ominous-looking gem out of storage. These are Season 2’s large bads: The Shade and Eclipso. We do not know a lot but about how they’re going to determine into future episodes, however Geoff Johns is happy to say the least.
“[Eclipso] is so terrifying; I’ve all the time liked the character and also you guys most likely did a bit of little bit of analysis,” Johns stated to the Stargirl forged members additionally attending the panel. “However he is a really totally different antagonist or villain than the ISA.”
“We’re simply beginning to forged him,” Johns continued. “I’ve bought these great designs from [costume designer] LJ Shannon. You recognize what he is gonna seem like, but it surely’s such a unique, darker, scarier menace. The specter of Cindy’s one factor, and he or she’s bought the black diamond and we will clearly discover that. The factor inside it, this entity that is trapped–this historic being that feeds off humanity’s personal sins and grief and worry and darkness.”
Johns hinted at a number of the conflicts that can come up from this character, explaining that he has a historical past with the unique Wildcat and Dr. Mid-Nite, in addition to the remainder of the JSA, and that it’ll take the present’s characters to “a spot that is going to be robust for them to discover.”
The Shade is one other menace altogether, and Johns stated that he’ll be a fundamental character in Season 2. The Shade is an immortal that is been round for tons of of years and keen-eyed viewers could have seen his glasses within the background of the ISA’s mural. We missed, although, that he additionally appeared in Stargirl’s pilot episode as an inky-black hand grabbing the unique Dr. Mid-Nite and pulling him into darkness.
“[That shot from the pilot] is his energy,” Johns defined “Pat (Luke Wilson) will inform Courtney sooner or later that he is essentially the most highly effective of all of them. And he is very threatening as a result of nobody is aware of precisely what he needs.”
That makes villains like Brainwave and Icicle seem like small fries by comparability. Stargirl Season 2 is at present early in manufacturing, however might be a CW unique for its second season, probably someday in 2021.