Stargirl’s season 1 finale teased some new villains, and on the (digital) New York Comedian Con panel, sequence creator Geoff Johns dropped all the main points about them.
Premiering within the depths of quarantine in Could, Stargirl introduced slightly little bit of hope and pleasure to everybody who turned a fan of the DC Universe/CW sequence. Now, following the August season finale, Johns and members of the forged reunited to debate their expertise capturing the present’s first season, and likewise to debate what we would see in season 2, coming solely to the CW. Johns stated he’d solely simply completed writing the fourth episode, however that the largest takeaway is that the season 2 villains are going to be a lot greater and scarier.
The primary season of Stargirl ended with Courtney (Brec Bassinger) and her family and friends efficiently taking down the Injustice Society of America, however there have been some key gamers who escaped. After killing her father, Cindy Burman (Meg DeLacy) escaped, and located the mysterious black diamond jail of villain Eclipso.
The “historical being that feeds off humanity’s personal sins and grief and darkness” Johns stated, including that Eclipso is one in all his favourite villains, and that he’s going to be a really totally different sort of risk than the ISA.
The opposite large villain teased within the finale was the Shade, a centuries-old immortal with the ability to faucet into shadows and darkness. He’s the one member of the ISA that didn’t take part in Icicle’s (Neil Jackson) plot — we see him saying that he knew it was folly, however now he’s in Blue Valley together with his personal nefarious objectives. “As Pat will inform Courtney in some unspecified time in the future, he’s probably the most highly effective of all of them,” says Johns.
The Shade seems in blink and also you’ll miss it moments all through season 1: Within the opening of the pilot, when his shadow hand reaches out and grabs Dr. Mid-Nite, and his face may also be seen lurking within the background of an Injustice Society mural. “He’s very threatening as a result of nobody is aware of precisely what he needs,” says Johns, who refused to substantiate or deny that Eclipso and the Shade will probably be working collectively. How very ominous.
Season 2 may also see the return of at the very least some outdated villains, with one other look for Solomon Grundy. In keeping with Johns, Grundy determined to stay round city, and we’re going to see much more scenes with him, and likewise discover out if he has a coronary heart, and is extra than simply the “assault canine” that the ISA skilled him to be.
Johns additionally teased some non-villainous challenges for our heroes. Beth’s (Anjelika Washington) position as Physician Mid-Nite is in flux for the reason that goggles — Chuck — acquired damaged within the finale, and checking out that individual drawback will probably be a giant storyline in season 2. Yolanda (Yvette Monreal) can be coping with the truth that she killed Brainwave (Christopher James Baker) in revenge for Henry (Jake Austin Walker), and is struggling to hold the burden of that.
About that large twist within the closing episode of the finale — that Starman (Joel McHale), killed within the first episode of the sequence, is in some way alive and he’s in search of Pat (Luke Wilson)! — Johns says we’ll get clues about how he’s again and why within the very first episode of season 2.