Stargirl Legacy Casting Options

Ten years ago, fans of Stargirl might have only dreamed of seeing a show centered around her but with the advent of The DC Universe streaming service as well as the sucess of shows like The CW's Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash, that dream is easily a reality. While this is the first time that an entire show will be centered around Courtney Whitmore, it is important to know that this isn't the first time that fans have seen a live action version of Stargirl! Courtney made her live action debut in a special two part episode of Smallville titled "Absolute Justice". At the time, Courtney was played by Brit Irvin. Brit even reprised the role twice more in season ten of Smallville. More recently, Courtney appeared along side the epic team, Justice Society of America in The CW show, Legends of Tomorrow. This time she was played by Sarah Grey. In a somewhat bizarre twist, Courtney was lost in time and ended up in Camelot where she adopted the wizard mantle of Merlin.

Executive Producers, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns, who have done a lot of work on The CW's shows, have a habit of making legacy casting choices. Legacy casting is a term used to describe when an actor who played a title role previously in a different show is brought back to play a new role in the new or current interpretation. A perfect example of this is Supergirl's Helen Slater, who was the original Supergirl from 1984, was brought in to play Eliza Danvers, Kara's adoptive mother. Supergirl is actually filled with examples like this. Dean Cain, Erica Durance, Teri Hatcher, and Laura Vandervoort have all appeared on Supergirl at some point and payed homage to their previous roles in some way.

With this trend being well established for this production company, it isn't unrealistic to think we might see Brit Irvin (33 years old) or Sarah Grey (22 years old) return in some way. While the actors are a bit older now then what the show is looking for in their title character lead, the opportunity for them to return as JSA team members, teachers at Blue Valley High or aunts/cousins who could ceremoniously pass on the mantle in some way easily exists.

Who these previous Courtney Whitmores might play are anyone's guess which is why we want to hear from you, who do you think they could play even if it's just a guest spot. Let us know what you think in the comments below and in the fourm!

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