DC Comics Publisher Jim Lee revealed a first look at actress Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl in the upcoming DC Universe Stargirl television show.
Lee took to Twitter where wrote, “What presence, just spectacular! The costumers really outdid themselves.”
First official look at @brecbassinger in costume as Courtney Whitmore aka STARGIRL!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What presence, just spectacular! The costumers really outdid themselves. #stargirl #dcuniverse #originals #wondercon #dccomics #wondercondc pic.twitter.com/Eulpb8Tq7w
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) March 30, 2019
While Lee was enamored by Whitmore’s Stargirl many fans were much more impressed by Patrick Dugan aka S.T.R.I.P.E., who is Whitmore’s stepfather in the comics. Dugan where’s a robotic suit of armor known as the S.T.R.I.P.E. armor that grants him superhuman durability and strength. It also comes equipped with a number of weapons and gadgetry and can also fly.
I am sorry but all I can focus on is STRIPES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Swamp Thing Radio (@SwampThingRadio) March 30, 2019
Look at the size of S.T.R.I.P.E. though! pic.twitter.com/UIHhjgBnqa
— Arief Leuvenardi (@leuvenardi) March 30, 2019
And behind her Pat Dugan aka S.T.R.I.P.E.
— Lucas Diaz (@73Lucasdiaz) March 30, 2019
Others were just huge fans of the Stargirl costume!
THIS! I at Timm-toons for breakfast as a kid, so this hit me hard!
It’s so good, makes my heart happy as it was as a kid. Phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/GY3rnbHTZ9
— Hanson Long (@HansonLong) March 30, 2019
Oh wow, there she is! That’s really Stargirl, right off the page! ⭐️
— 🍂𝕊𝕡๏๏𝕜𝕪 𝕋𝕒𝕟𝕦𝕜𝕚🍃 (@SpookyTanuki) March 30, 2019
Well I can say this at least she looks ALOT more true to her origin then some of the Titans characters were.
— Mark (@Halo_3128) March 30, 2019
Good costume. Very true to the comic book source material.
— Will “Revive Juniper Lee” Ward (@shadowrunhasyou) March 30, 2019
The Stargirl series will follow High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore and a group of young heroes who will fight to stop the villains of the past. Not only will the series star Stargirl, but it will feature the Justice Society of America. However, it won’t be the Justice Society of America you might remember from the comics.
DC promises the series “reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series.”
Stargirl was originally created by Geoff Johns all the way back in 1999. The character was inspired by his late sister who died in a 1996 plane explosion.
Johns spoke to Deadline about the character and what it means to him:
“Stargirl was the first character I created for DC. Most important, Courtney Whitmore was inspired by my sister who passed away. To have an opportunity to tell a story celebrating this superhero was literally the first thing I wanted to do because it is so personal to me. Also, a character that speaks to being young, to a legacy and to pushing forward seems so important to me nowadays.”
The series is expected to premiere sometime in 2019. It will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions. It is scheduled to have a 13-episode run for the first season.
What do you think about the Stargirl outfit? Do you plan on watching Stargirl on DC Universe?