Stargirl: Luke Wilson's New Appreciation for Harrison Ford's Han Solo

If there's one thing you can say about Joel McHale (Community, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home), it's that he doesn't like being bored. As if appearing on screen in DC Universe and The CW's Stargirl as none other than Starman wasn't enough, he's also been spending his off-screen time interviewing the cast and creative team about what the experience has been like. Following his one-on-ones with character creator and series showrunner Geoff Johns, McHale was able to grab some video chat time with Luke Wilson (Pat Dugan aka S.T.R.I.P.E). In the following clip, Wilson explains what it was like working within such confined spaces and why he has a new level of appreciation for Harrison Ford's turn as Han Solo (and McHale has a wonderfully-referenced appreciation for Pat's choice of robot mic):

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Stargirl — "Pilot" Luke Wilson as Pat Dungan, Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore and Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore (Image: The CW)

More of The Friends and Foes of Stargirl Season One

Stargirl (Brec Bassinger) and S.T.R.I.P.E. will need to form their own JSA for what's ahead, and a new generation of hero will answer the call: Anjelika Washington's Beth Chapel aka Doctor Mid-Nite, Yvette Monreal's Yolanda Montez aka Wildcat, and Cameron Gellman's Rick Tyler aka Hourman. The Injustice Society ranks include Henry King aka Brainwave (Christopher James Baker), Jordan Mahkent aka Icicle (Neil Jackson), Paula Brooks aka Tigress (Joy Osmanski); Lawrence "Crusher" Crock aka Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins); and Dr. Ito aka Dragon King (Nelson Lee).

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Stargirl — "Icicle" — Image Number: STG103c_0043b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Luke Wilson as Pat Dungan and Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore — Photo: Jace Downs/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The live-action series also stars Amy Smart (Barbara Whitmore), Joel McHale (Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (Rex Tyler aka Hourman), Brian Stapf (Ted Grant aka Wildcat). Joining them this season are Henry Thomas (Dr. Charles McNider aka Dr. Mid-Nite), Meg DeLacy (Cindy aka Dragon King's daughter), and Trae Romano (Courtney's step-brother). Jake Austin Walker (Rectify), Hina Khan (Hit The Floor), and newcomer Hunter Sansone are also on board. Johns executive produces with Melissa Carter (Queen Sugar), who serves as co-showrunner, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Based on the characters from DC created by Johns, Stargirl is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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