Following the description for DC Universe‘s upcoming Stargirl series’ lead character being released last month, more new information has come out about the upcoming show. In an interview with CBR, creator Geoff Johns teased two particular elements that fans can look forward to seeing in the show.
“Much like, you know, Arrow reimagining Green Arrow or Smallville, I’m taking a brand new direction on Justice Society,” said Johns. “It’ll be, I think, more closer to the lore. I wanted to kind of do a brand new reimagining of it for Stargirl.”
“You can’t do Stargirl without S.T.R.I.P.E. Yeah, he’s in there. It’s cool because, I have to say, with Titans and with Doom Patrol, Warner Bros. has given us the ability to build Robotman and we’re doing Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane and Negative Man and, in Titans, there’s great scenes with Dick Grayson in the Batcave…
… Really, I think, with the budgets and the time and the creative has pushed this stuff to be closer to lore and celebrate the lore and I think that’s going to be a lot of fun. So making S.T.R.I.P.E. is hard, like a Gorilla Grodd, you know? Greg Berlanti and I were talking the other day and he was like, ‘You know, when we started doing Flash, in the pilot we put in the gorilla cage that was bent open and we had the Grodd thing there and was like, oh, gorilla was affected by the explosion and, at the time, people were like, how are we ever going to do Gorilla Grodd? How are we going to do Gorilla Grodd? And they were like, well, we want to try. We want to try.’ I think Grodd is kind of this great — he was like the first thing, and now you look at everything that’s happening like, ‘Yeah, we could pull off S.T.R.I.P.E.’”
S.T.R.I.P.E.’s presence in the show was previously teased in the aforementioned character description, which mentioned that lead protagonist Courtney Whitmore will discover in the show that her stepdad “used to be a superhero’s sidekick” and that she ultimately takes up said-superhero’s cosmic staff to become Stargirl.
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