Luke Wilson is joining the DC Universe. Deadline reports the Enlightened star has joined the streaming service’s upcoming TV show, Stargirl.
The live-action drama stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl), “a high school student who inherits the cosmic device of a long-gone superhero.”
On Stargirl, Wilson will be playing Pat Dugan, Courntey’s step-father and the inventor of 15-foot robot Stripe. DC Universe has not yet announced a premiere date for Stargirl.
From showrunner Geoff Johns:
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 onlyenvisioned 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.”
What do you think? Are you a DC Comics fan? Will you check out Stargirl?