The CW wrapped up Season 1 of its new series Stargirl back in August, but it’s already been renewed for Season 2, which is expected to debut sometime in 2021. During the DC FanDome panel for the show, the cast and crew teased a few things coming back for the next season–including some big-name JSA villains.
Spoilers for the end of the first season coming up, so consider this your final warning. In the season finale of Stargirl, the villainous Solomon Grundy is released, damages STRIPE and Hourman takes Grundy down. However, if you’re familiar with Grundy from the comic books, you know he just comes back again and again and again. The same can be said for Grundy on Stargirl.
“I’m excited for people to see more Grundy,” said executive producer Geoff Johns. “He’s not gone, just yet. Cameron [Gellman] knows where we’re gonna do with Grundy. So [there are] cool story ideas for Grundy coming up.”
Johns also went on to say Eclipso’s reveal at the end of Season 1 was very important, so we’ll obviously be seeing the character–who is a magical being that is the manifestation of God’s wrath in the comics–a whole lot more in Season 2.
However, the final fight sequence in Season 1 with Gellman’s Hourman character and the fully-CG Grundy was a little bit of a challenge to film. “I had a big green pickle with a sad face on it,” Gellman explains. “And that was my Grundy. And so thankfully I had something to hit, and I had the amazing stunts team, advising me on how to get power in his punches but yeah I had a green pickle.”
Moderator Lea Thompson, who also directed Episode 7 of the first season, gave Gellman some encouraging words. “I always think there should be a special Emmy or Academy Award for trying to perform with a big, green pickle.”
“It’s so much harder,” Gellman continued. “It was sad. I had a sad face that distracted me. It’s clearly bummed out, and I’m hitting it. I wish it had an angry face.”
There is no current release date for Season 2 of Stargirl, and considering the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed production on many TV shows, there is a good chance it will arrive late in 2021. For more news from DC FanDome, check out info about Doom Patrol Season 3, the future of Harley Quinn, Young Justice Season 4, and Batwoman’s costume change.
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