Luke Wilson Joins as Pat Dugan

We've got another heavy hitter joining the Stargirl show and this time it's a BIG role as well! Ever since Stargirl was announced and Courtney Whitmore was cast with Brec Bassinger playing the lead part, the companion hero, Pat Dugan, has often been wondered about. Pat Dugan is Courtney's step-father and previous member of the Justice Society of America! Today, has learned that Hollywood heavy hitter Luke Wilson has joined the show as Pat Dugan! He is preceded by Starman (Joel McHale), Hourman (Lou Ferrigno Jr) and Wildcat (Brian Stapf). The most interesting part about this role is that Pat will pilot the 15-foot tall robot STRIPE that will aide Courtney as Stargirl! Showrunner and Executive Producer Geoff Johns had this to say:

When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s and I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he’d play Pat Dugan. I only envisioned 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.

For those that would like a refresher, this is the official description of Pat Dugan for the show:

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.

Let us know what your thoughts are on this casting choice in the comments below and in the forum!

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