Joel McHale On Playing Starman In Stargirl

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If you don’t feel like shelling out cash for the DC Universe streaming service, then don’t worry. You can see Stargirl on The CW in just a couple of weeks.

One of the most interesting casting choices is that Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) will play Starman in the series. During an interview with, McHale discussed the chance of playing a superhero in the series.

“Believe me, I was just honored to be asked. It was a dream come true from Geoff Johns. I was thrilled because I’ve always wanted to play a superhero. Starman, basically he came out at the same time that Captain America did in the ’40s and I guess he just didn’t have as good of a PR team. There’s been a lot of different versions of him and after reading a bunch of stuff about him, it’s really fun to play. And then I read the scripts and they were great. I knew [Brec Bassinger] playing Stargirl, that actor is terrific and she’s a star.”

In the series, McHale will only appear in flashbacks as he died prior to the start of the series. McHale’s scene partner is usually Luke Wilson, who plays his sidekick Pat Dugan.

McHale is excited to return should the series do well. He enjoyed working with Wilson a lot, “He’s such a nice man and he’s such a good actor that I always still find myself in situations where I say, ‘You get to be a superhero. You get to work with Luke Wilson.’ So I hope to God I get to do more of it. I hope the series does well, all that stuff.”

Stargirl will premiere on May 18th.

Bec Heim