Rumor has it that DC Universe’s upcoming ‘Stargirl’ will include Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, in its extensive cast. This should come as no surprise, as the series is known to involve both the classic Justice Society of America, and a newer version formed by the titular hero.
“Described as a powerful man, both through physique, mind, and heart, he is a kind individual who is quick with his fists whenever it is necessary. That also allows him to be a great husband to his wife Ruth and a great father to his baby son Ben.”
In the comics, Alan Scott married his one-time villain Molly Mayne/The Harlequin. Prior to that, he unknowingly fathered twins with ANOTHER former villain, Rose Canton/Thorn. Those twins eventually grew up to be the superheroes Jade and Obsidian. The description for “Arthur Matlock” doesn’t quite line up with that, but the show may take liberties, especially considering that the other actors cast to play the JSA members aren’t old enough to have grown-up kids.
Luke Wilson is portraying Pat Dugan, formerly the sidekick Stripesy, who is the stepfather of the lead character. Joel McHale will play Pat’s ex-mentor Starman/Sylvester Pemberton. Lou Ferrigno Jr. will appear as Hourman/Rex Tyler, Brian Stapf as Wildcat/Ted Grant, and Henry Thomas as Doctor Mid-Nite/Charles McNider.
Brec Basinger stars as Stargirl, a.k.a. Courtney Whitmore, while Amy Smart portrays her mother, Barbara, and Trae Romano plays Pat’s son, Mike. Christopher James Baker, Yvette Monreal, Cameron Gellman, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, Jake Austin Walker, and Anjelika Washington are also part of the cast and are presumably playing new, younger heroes, as their roles are undisclosed. Hina Khan is also part of the cast, in an undisclosed role.
Neil Hopkins will portray the villain Sportsmaster/Lawrence Crock, with Nelson Lee as The Dragon King, and Joy Osmanski as The Tigress/Paula Crock. Meg Delacy appears as Shiv/Cindy Burman, the daughter of the Dragon King, and fledgling villain in her own right.
The original Green Lantern debuted in 1940’s ‘All-American Comics’ #16. Unlike the modern Green Lanterns, Alan Scott doesn’t derive his powers from the alien Guardians of the Universe. His Power Ring and lantern are magical in nature. His weakness isn’t the color yellow, but wood and plant life. In more recent comics, his powers have been connected to The Green, the life force behind plants, which also powers the Swamp Thing, a character that, until recently, headlined his own series on DC Universe. During DC’s now-defunct New 52 relaunch, a younger Alan Scott was reinterpreted as a gay man.
A version of Alan Scott appeared on the ‘Smallville’ episode “Absolute Justice” with Doug Pinton playing him in “archival footage.”
‘Stargirl’ is expected to debut on DC Universe by the end of this year.