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Luke Wilson Joins STARGIRL Series

Luke Wilson Joins STARGIRL Series

Luke Wilson has joined the DC Universe series Stargirl, according to Deadline. Wilson is set to portray mechanic-turned-superhero Pat Dugan, who pilots Stripe, a hulking 15-foot robot of his own invention.

Stargirl is led by Brec Bassinger in the title role of a high school student who inherits the cosmic device of a long-gone superhero.

The series also stars Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Ted Grant/Wildcat, Henry Thomas as Charles McNider/Dr Mid-Nite and Anjelika Washington in an undisclosed role.

"When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke's," showrunner Geoff Johns said "And I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he'd play Pat Dugan. I onlyenvisioned 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."

The show's official description of Wilson's character: "Pat Dugan once went by the less-than-inspired superhero name of Stripesy, SIDEKICK to a young hero known as the Star-Spangled-Kid and later Starman of the legendary Justice Society of America. Today, Pat has left his SIDEKICK life behind him. But when his new step-daughter, Courtney Whitmore, discovers Pat's secret past and takes on Starman's legacy to become Stargirl, Pat is forced to come out of retirement and once again become a SIDEKICK - to his step-daughter - this time piloting a 15-foot robot called Stripe."

Wilson is best known for starring in Old School, Legally Blonde and The Royal Tenebaums. He can be seen in several upcoming films, including The Goldfinch, Guest of Hounour, Berlin, I Love You, and In the Swing of Things.

Read the original article on Deadline.

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