the Star Girl The TV show was a breath of fresh air for DC adaptations, being one of the best-received Arrowverse shows in years. Unfortunately for fans of the show, it hasn’t been long for this world since star girl The third season will be the last. This is a recurring trend for DC shows outside of the DC Universe, though it potentially bodes well for Stargirl to appear on the big screen.
black adam recently brought the Justice Society of America into the DC Universe, but Stargirl wasn’t a part of it. Now that her show is over, she could easily appear in the DCU in the future, with this new incarnation bringing some of the energy to her TV series. Here’s why now is the time to bring Stargirl into the DC Cinematic Universe.
The Stargirl Show Kept Her Out Of The Black Adam Movie
the Star Girl The TV show began airing in 2020, initially being a series on the DC Universe app. He transitioned to The CW for its second and third seasons, though he was never an official part of the Arrowverse. Essentially an “Earth-2” series, the show is set in a world that doesn’t have a Justice League but a Justice Society. This is due to Stargirl’s ties to the JSA in the comics, which has been a central part of her character since the 1990s. Unfortunately, her show featuring her own version of the Justice Society of America prevented Courtney Whitmore from was part of another version of the team.
The Justice Society of America introduced into black adam had a very different premise than the version seen in Star Girl. Despite the youthful nature of half of her team, this JSA doesn’t feature Stargirl, Starman, or another of her related compatriots. This was apparently because DC did not want two versions of Stargirl running simultaneously in live-action media. Such an embargo is nothing new for DC shows and movies, with a similar rule recently affecting Lex Luthor in titans. Now, however, the show is about to end, with 2022 seeing the end of Brec Bassinger’s Stargirl. This presents the opportunity to feature her in the movies, which no longer have to compete with the series.
Stargirl is the perfect member for the DCU Justice Society
The current Justice Society roster in the DCU is a bit lacking, especially considering the legacy of the JSA in the comics. The lineup initially includes Dr. Fate, Hawkman, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone, though by the end of black adam. When the team appears in future DC Studios movies and shows, it will need new members. Stargirl would perfectly fit the nature of the team, that she grows younger through characters like Cyclone and Atom Smasher.
In the comics, Cyclone is actually a huge fan of Stargirl, while Courtney and Atom Smasher develop feelings for each other. These concepts could be used in the DCU, though perhaps the other way around in the case of Cyclone and Stargirl. With Cyclone already introduced and Stargirl absent, it would be interesting to make Courtney Whitmore the wide-eyed fangirl who admires Cyclone. She could even be given the Cyclone persona from the comics, since the movie version of the heroine is much more low-key.
Making Stargirl a true rookie and not the “leader” of the new JSA would help set the DCU version apart from the show’s incarnation of Brec Bassinger. His connection to the likes of Jack Knight could also be adapted, as that popular ’90s character and his mentor Courtney were completely removed from the mythology of his TV show. Making the leap from the big screen to the big screen could help cement Stargirl as one of DC’s best young female heroes, giving her more exposure and perhaps an even better adaptation than the show gave her.