After discovering the original Star-Spangled Kid’s gear, teenager Courtney Whitmore joins the Justice Society of America as Stargirl, teaming up with her stepfather Pat Dugan in his robotic exosuit. Based on the DC Comic Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.
Before “Stargirl,” Geoff was approached about an idea for Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., however, they couldn’t include Pat Dugan’s signature S.T.R.I.P.E. armor. Geoff felt it was inaccurate to tell the story without the armor and refused. This is one of many reasons why he enjoyed making the 2020 series, Stargirl. They were able to stay true to the source material in a realistic way. From the first moment he thought of live-action casting for Pat Dugan, Geoff envisioned Luke Wilson in the role. So much so, that he wrote the script with Luke in mind, mailed the Pilot to Luke with a letter, and met with him to speak about it. Geoff explained that Luke had that, “grounded, trying-to-do-the-right-thing-but-maybe-not-always-capable-of-doing-it” thing that captured Pat Dugan.