‘DC’s Stargirl’: Who Plays Starman on the New CW Series?

by Jeremy Spirogis

With DC’s Stargirl, the CW is increasing its comic-inspired tv universe. Community star Joel McHale joins the solid with a recurring position as Sylvester Pembroke. Here’s a breakdown of McHale’s character and why he’s necessary within the comedian books.

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Joel McHale performs Starman in ‘DC’s Stargirl’ 

On DC’s Stargirl, McHale takes on the position of superhero Sylvester Pembroke, aka Starman, Skyman, and the Star-Spangled Kid. The character first appeared in DC’s Star-Spangled Comics in 1941.

In the comics, Sylvester Pembroke partnered up with Pat Dugan, aka S.T.R.I.P.E. and Stripesy, to tackle supervillains. The character doesn’t have superpowers however is a talented athlete and fighter who makes use of a cosmic, magical workers. He can be a member of the Justice Society of America, and he’s fought alongside superheroes like Aquaman and the silver age Green Lantern. 

In the Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. comedian collection, Pat Dugan is married and turns into the stepfather of Courtney Whitmore. When Courtney finds Pembroke’s swimsuit in her stepfather’s previous issues, she places it on and assumes the identification of the Star-Spangled Kid. The teen later turns into Stargirl. 

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How does Starman match into ‘DC’s Stargirl’? 

On DC’s Stargirl,  Nebraska highschool sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Basinger) finds out that her stepfather, Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) as soon as labored with Starman (Joel McHale). She takes over Starman’s cosmic workers and assumes the identification of Stargirl. 

Along with Pat, who fits up as S.T.R.I.P.E, Courtney conjures up different younger superheroes to assist her battle villains from the previous. Starman will seem on in flashback scenes with Pat all through the season.

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Joel McHale feels honored to play the DC superhero

McHale is thought for taking part in Jeff Winger on Community, and for internet hosting The Soup. In an interview with Comic Book, McHale talked about taking up his first superhero position. And he admitted he felt honored when Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. author and DC’s Stargirl showrunner Geoffrey Johns provided him the half. 

“Believe me, I was just honored to be asked,” stated McHale. “It was a dream come true from Geoff John’s. I was thrilled because I’ve always wanted to play a superhero.” 

McHale stated that as of now, he’ll solely be seen in flashback scenes within the collection. He additionally revealed how a lot enjoyable he had working together with his co-star, Luke Wilson.  

“All my scenes are with Luke Wilson,” stated McHale. “He’s such a nice man and he’s such a good actor that I always still find myself in situations where I say, ‘You get to be a superhero, you get to work with Luke Wilson.’ So I hope to God I get to do more of it, and I hope the series does well, all that stuff.” 

Hopefully, because the collection continues, there could also be an opportunity viewers will get to see Starman battle alongside Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E. in some unspecified time in the future. New episodes of DC’s Stargirl air Tuesday nights, at eight p.m. ET on the CW. 

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