The primary season of Stargirl ended with a bang because the JSA took down nearly all of the Injustice Society, however the closing moments of the season hinted on the villains we’ll see the staff tangling with in future episodes. Showrunner and Stargirl creator Geoff Johns talked about these villains at at a New York Comedian-Con 2020 digital panel for the present to offer us an thought of what is to return. Spoilers for the top of Season 1 observe.
After Stargirl/Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and her associates took down Icicle (Neil Jackson), Brainwave (Christopher James Baker), Dragon King (Nelson Lee) and left Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins), Tigress (Pleasure Osmanski), Solomon Grundy, and the Gambler (Eric Goins) within the wind, the Dragon King’s daughter Cindy was all that was left of the ISA on the finish of season 1. However within the closing moments, a shadowy determine seems within the ISA headquarters whereas Cindy Burman (Meg DeLacy) digs an ominous-looking gem out of storage. These are Season 2’s big bads: The Shade and Eclipso. We do not know a lot but about how they’re going to determine into future episodes, however Geoff Johns is happy to say the least.
“[Eclipso] is so terrifying; I’ve at all times beloved the character and also you guys most likely did a bit little bit of analysis,” Johns mentioned to the Stargirl solid members additionally attending the panel. “However he is a really completely different antagonist or villain than the ISA.”
“We’re simply beginning to solid him,” Johns continued. “I’ve acquired these fantastic designs from [costume designer] LJ Shannon. You recognize what he is gonna appear to be, but it surely’s such a unique, darker, scarier menace. The specter of Cindy’s one factor, and she or he’s acquired the black diamond and we will clearly discover that. The factor inside it, this entity that is trapped–this historical being that feeds off humanity’s personal sins and grief and concern and darkness.”
Johns hinted at a few of the conflicts that may come up from this character, explaining that he has a historical past with the unique Wildcat and Dr. Mid-Nite, in addition to the remainder of the JSA, and that it’s going to take the present’s characters to “a spot that is going to be robust for them to discover.”
The Shade is one other menace altogether, and Johns mentioned that he’ll be a predominant character in Season 2. The Shade is an immortal that is been round for a whole bunch of years and keen-eyed viewers could have seen his glasses within the background of the ISA’s mural. We missed, although, that he additionally appeared in Stargirl’s pilot episode as an inky-black hand grabbing the unique Dr. Mid-Nite and pulling him into darkness.
“[That shot from the pilot] is his energy,” Johns defined “Pat (Luke Wilson) will inform Courtney sooner or later that he is essentially the most highly effective of all of them. And he is very threatening as a result of nobody is aware of precisely what he needs.”
That makes villains like Brainwave and Icicle appear to be small fries by comparability. Stargirl Season 2 is at present early in manufacturing, however will probably be a CW exclusive for its second season, most certainly someday in 2021.