We have some very exciting Stargirl news to report today as Warner Brothers as announced that Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather ‘S.T.R.I.P.E’ will be played by Luke Wilson! Check out more on this below and let us know if you are excited about the casting choice AFTER THE JUMP. Stargirl kicks off on the DC Universe Streaming Service later this year!
According to showrunner Geoff Johns, he had Wilson in mind for the role of Pat Dugan when he wrote the original Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. comic in 1999.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s,” said Johns. “And I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he’d play Pat Dugan. I only envisioned him. And now I feel like I won the lottery! Luke’s talent, humor, compassion — his presence and professionalism — and his creative collaboration, his ideas — we’re so lucky to have him alongside Brec in Stargirl.”