Aside from bonding with the show’s creator, Wilson says he was also drawn to the warmth and optimism in “DC’s Stargirl.” Unlike some of TV’s edgier superhero fare such as “Watchmen” or “Legion,” it’s geared towards family audiences. Connie Wang (© 2020 The CW Network, LLC.) Or rather, the role was made for him. "I’ve played a lawyer, I’ve played police officers, professional tennis players, I've been in Westerns, played all different kinds of people, but had never done any superhero project before," Wilson says. That’s why he builds the giant robot S.T.R.I.P.E.

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"I wasn't familiar with him, but was told that he was the creator and he wrote this character for me and then he and I met and instantly, I just liked him as a person. And he's thrilled to add his latest role, playing a live-action version of comic book character Pat Dugan on DC's Stargirl, to his resume. Hopefully, during these rough times for the country it’ll be nice for people that are out there working and people that are also quarantined to be able to sit back and watch something totally different.". The actor, who is a brother to fellow actors Owen Wilson and Andrew Wilson, has been in …

I’m really proud of the show.”.

He noted that there would be an epic battle and some closure -- but there will be more to come for Season 2. Your Ad Choices Luke Wilson has done nearly everything in Hollywood except play a superhero — but with his role in “DC’s Stargirl,” he can now cross that off the list. That's why Johns left a lot up to Wilson when it came time to film scenes, but Wilson says he loved going up to Johns with questions about the character and the larger DC Universe. You can read the official episode synopsis below. And it just really bums you out when you work hard on something and it feels like a failure,” he says. But he had no intention of involving his stepdaughter. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights

"He was so close with his sister and the idea that he would take something so heartbreaking and turn it into something so exciting, that's a great thing. A second season means the series will have a chance to expand on some of the story threads woven throughout Season 1 and though there are still three episodes left, series star Luke Wilson says he's already accidentally seen some of the plot elements for Season 2 -- though he doesn't know what the plan or how it all works together. But Pat has wanted to be in on the action since he was the valet/sidekick for the Justice Society 20 years ago. You never know what will appeal to people. “Then, a couple years pass, and now I get asked about ‘Idiocracy’ as much as anything. By K.L. We've received your submission. They very rarely show interest in anything that I'm up to! It's such an odd thing for a kid to be telling a grown man! Terms of Use

“I just always appreciate those people who are experts in their own field,” he says. Take EW's quiz and find out.

Thanks for contacting us. Aside from appearances on “That ‘70s Show” and the short-lived Cameron Crowe Showtime series “Roadies” in 2016, his career has skewed more towards the big screen. 30 essential albums from the last 30 years, Brec Bassinger on why everyone can see themselves in, Which Marvel character are you? In an interview with TVLine, Wilson spoke about the upcoming season finale, "Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. Premiering Monday on the streaming platform — DC Universe — and airing the following day on The CW (8 p.m.) — “DC’s Stargirl” is based on the comic of the same name. "To think that I've got 25 years of acting and I'm getting to do something I've never done before — a superhero project," he tells EW with a laugh. Jennifer Phang directed the episode written by Geoff Johns. “Whether it’s somebody that knows everything about the Yankees or about fly fishing … Geoff is one of those people who’s so knowledgeable about comic books.

He's started a new family and moved them all to Blue Valley, Neb., including his stepdaughter, high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), who's less than enthused about relocating from Los Angeles to Blue Valley. Produced by Greg Berlanti and executive-produced by showrunner Johns (who created the original character in the comics in honor of his late sister, who was killed in a plane accident), Stargirl centers on Courtney as she discovers Pat's history and inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. “We just got along personally, right from the get-go.”. "And there’s this fun shift where I’m the parental role for [Courtney], but then I become her sidekick and that is so funny. Brec is great at playing that, like, 'Just do what I tell you.' Luke Wilson tells EW why he joined 'DC's Stargirl,' what fans can expect from him in the first season of the DC Universe/CW series, and more. I showed them a few of these scenes, and it was just so funny to see them get quiet and really concentrate and then start asking me questions like, 'So you operate the robot?!'

© Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. "My brother Owen's two sons who are about 5 and 8, and my brother Andrew's daughter is 10. "It was just one of those things where I was told that there was this project Stargirl and it was created by Geoff Johns — and at the time, I didn't even know about Geoff's stature in the world of comic books and that he'd run DC and he wrote both Wonder Woman and Aquaman and produced Shazam! "We talked about that a lot," Wilson says. "And there’s an epic battle at the end…. ", Wilson now considers Johns to be one of his best friends, which is rare for him.

Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. We were laughing about our early days in Hollywood. DC's Stargirl hasn't yet completed its first season -- new episodes are currently arriving on DC Universe on Mondays and The CW on Tuesdays -- but the hit series has already been renewed for a second season that will air exclusively on The CW. In the best way, it’s a mixture of a big finale and also some closure, but when you look at the overall picture, there’s still major turmoil underneath the surface.".

Copyright 2018 “I feel like I’ve gotten to do every movie I’d grown up thinking was cool — but I’ve never done any kind of superhero project. "Not being that familiar with the comic book world, I just know there's so many shows and movies out there, but I don't have a good sense of how this fits into it all," Wilson admits. New episodes of the series debut Mondays on DC Universe.

How am I going to learn all this [for Season 1]?'

It gets out of his hands. "I think you’re going to learn a lot more about the Injustice Society’s plan — not just for Blue Valley, but for world domination," he said.

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", Wilson breaks off with a laugh, then continues, "He definitely doesn’t want to be her sidekick, but he doesn’t want her to be in danger.

Part Two which will debut on August 10 on DC Universe.

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