Star girl Season 1 gave fans more than enough comic book goodness, but it looks like Season 2 has the potential to up the ante in a major way. The season finale teased some big developments, with some of the most significant being the arrivals of new villains Eclipso and the Shade. While comic book readers are sure to have an idea of who they are, Star girl creator Geoff Johns has now thrown some light on how they’ll factor into the show.
Eclipso is a being with incredible powers like immortality, possession and energy projection. He’s also a megalomaniac who was once a spirit of divine vengeance. While speaking to the cast of the show during Stargirl’s virtual New York Comic Con panel, Johns didn’t say which abilities this Eclipso would have, but he totes him as a much scarier threat for the new Justice Society:
“We’re just starting to cast him. It’s such a different, darker, scarier threat. Cindy’s one thing, and she’s got the black diamond and we’re obviously going to explore that. But this ancient is aching to do what he does and feed off the darkness within humanity. It’s going to take a lot to confront it, and it’s going to take the JSA and all our wonderful characters to a place that’s tough to explore.”
Of course, there’s also the matter of ISA member the Shade, who was notably absent throughout the season, until he made a brief cameo in the finale. Johns says the second season of Stargirl will bring the character to the forefront, and it sounds like he’s not someone to be trifled with:
“We’re going to see a lot of The Shade. He’s an immortal who’s been around for hundreds of years. He was a member of the ISA, and we saw him in that mural, and he was the only member of the ISA that wasn’t present in Blue Valley today.
We saw him when his hand grabbed Doctor Mid-Nite in the opening of the pilot. As Pat will tell Courtney at some point, he’s the most powerful of them all, and he’s very threatening because no one knows exactly what he wants.”
The new villains who are introduced are going to be an exciting part of Star girl Season 2,and watching them go toe to toe with Courtney Whitmore and her team is going to keep us on the edge of our seats. Plus, it’ll be interesting to see how they mesh with that returning Big Bad from Season 1.