Stargirl showrunner Geoff Johns teased the inclusion of Eclipso and a possible return of Solomon Grundy for season 2. Johns revealed the news during a DC FanDome Q&A event earlier today. The Q&A was moderated by actress/director Lea Thompson and featured cast members Brec Bassinger, Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, and Cameron Gellman. The session was lighthearted and fun, but it did reveal some future plans for the hit series.
Stargirl season 1 left Solomon Grundy's fate rather ambiguous. However, Geoff Johns believes that his story is far from over. He says, "I'm excited for people to see more of Grundy. He's not gone just yet. [There's a] cool story idea for Grundy coming up." As for what that could be, Johns did not go any further, though he did confirm that fan-favorite villain Eclipso, will be "very important" in season 2. Jakeem Thunder and Doctor Mid-Nite's owl, Hootie, were also brought up during the panel. "We will definitely be talking about Hootie at some point," says Johns.
Geoff Johns also promised more rivalry between Stargirl and Shiv. The pink pen will be touched on in the future too. "We do have so many other things to explore with these characters, and other avenues and other characters to meet and introduce, we'll do it the best we can and we'll do it at our own pace," Johns said. "But we'll definitely be playing with things like the pink pen in season 2." It sounds like there are going to be a lot of surprises for DC fans when Stargirl season 2 premieres.
DC's Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This take on the character reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, as an unpredictable series. The series focuses on the character that started creator Geoff Johns' career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane crash. Johns puts a lot of work into the series and he's excited for fans to see season 2.
Geoff Johns executive produces Stargirl with Melissa Carter, who serves as co-showrunner, as well as Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Greg Beeman. The series is based on the characters from DC created by Geoff Johns and is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show stars Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, and Christopher James Baker. You can head over to the official DCFandome.com website to check out the panel in full, which will be streaming until tomorrow, Sunday, September 13th.