'Stargirl' Episode 1 Preview: Meet the new superhero on the block as Courtney takes charge of the Cosmic Staff
In the first episode of 'Stargirl', Courtney Whitmore's life changes for good when she moves to Nebraska with her new step-father
If you are worried that your superhero dose of fun is over for a while as 'The Flash', 'Supergirl' and 'Batwoman' wrapped up their seasons or are in the process of doing it, don't worry, because 'Stargirl' is here. The show revolves around Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), a high school teenager who moves from California to the Midwest and discovers that her stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) has a staff that once belonged to Starman (Joel McHale). Courtney will continue the legacy of the Justice Society of America after she inherits Starman's Cosmic Staff.
The synopsis for the pilot reads, "Courtney's seemingly perfect life in Los Angeles gets upended with a move to Nebraska. When Courtney discovers that Pat is harboring a major secret about his past, she ultimately becomes the unlikely inspiration for a new generation of superheroes." In the promos, Courtney is far from keen about her new surroundings. Her mother tries to explain to her that this is her new life now.
Soon, Courtney discovers how her life is going to transform into something that she could never imagine when her step-father Pat bequeaths the supremely Cosmic Staff to her. It's going to take a while for her to get used to it, as she is seen blowing up the car by accident. But like Peter Parker once said, "with great power comes great responsibility". And Stargirl will have to take down all sorts of intimidating villains, including Icicle, Brainwave and Tigress, who form the Injustice League.
There's much hope that we get to see Stargirl crossover into the Arrowverse and meet the Flash (Barry Allen) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). In an interview with TV Guide, creator Geoff Johns said that they're up for it. "We're thrilled to be a part of the Arrowverse," Johns said. "We're all up for any of [the crossovers] whenever it makes sense. If there's a cool opportunity to do it, that'd be great."
Well, don't expect the crossovers right now itself, because due to the coronavirus pandemic, all The CW show productions are on halt. But, hopefully by the second or third season of 'Stargirl', we'll see it. 'Stargirl' airs on May 18. on The CW at 8 pm.