In the latest casting news for the upcoming ‘Stargirl‘ live action series, actor Joel McHale has been tapped for the important role of ‘Starman‘. For the latest, check out the details below and let us know what you think of the casting choice AFTER THE JUMP. ‘Stargirl‘ will debut on the DC Universe Streaming Service in 2019!
Joel McHale has been cast as Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman on the upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The role is being described as “Golden Age Starman” and will be a recurring one for McHale.
A courageous and confident superhero, Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America. He wields a mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the cosmic staff and has a longtime sidekick named Stripesy, who is better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan.
McHale is an accomplished actor, standup comedian and author. His prior scripted television credits include “Community,” “The Great Indoors” and “The X-Files” revival, while on the unscripted side he hosted “The Soup” for a dozen seasons and earlier this year moved the pop culture commentary format over to Netflix for “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.” His recent film credits include “The Happytime Murders,” “A Merry Friggin Christmas,” “Deliver Us From Evil” and “Assassination Nation.”
The series itself follows Courtney as she inspires that unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past, and aims to reimagine Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in what promises to be an unpredictable series. Stargirl focuses on the character that started executive producer Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, and was lovingly inspired by his late sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.