Wildcat Will Appear As A Character On DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’

A live action ‘Stargirl’ series for the upcoming DC Universe subscription service was announced at San Diego Comic-Con last month and at that time, it was revealed that on her show, Courtney Whitmore would help inspire a new generation of young heroes as a modern version of the original super team the Justice Society of America to battle the “villains of the past.”  Now it appears that the first of her allies has been revealed– Wildcat.

The version of Wildcat on ‘Stargirl’ will be the slightly lesser-known version introduced in 1985, in the comic book ‘Infinity Inc.’ created by  Roy Thomas, Dannette Thomas, and Don Newton.  This version was a Mexican woman named Yolanda Montez, who was born with superpowers after her mother was experimented on while she was pregnant with Yolanda.  She was the goddaughter of the JSA’s Wildcat, Ted Grant, an ordinary human that was a gifted boxer.  Because the Ted Grant version was still popular, Yolanda Montez never really broke out as her own star and was eventually killed by the villain Eclipso.

On ‘Stargirl’, Yolanda will be one of Courtney’s classmates at Blue Valley High.  Could it be possible for Ted Grant to appear, perhaps as a gym teacher?  The last ‘Justice Society’ comic book also showcased a group made up largely of children, grandchildren and spiritual heirs of the original heroes.

J.R. Ramirez played Ted Grant on ‘Arrow’.  Other Justice Society members who have appeared in the Arrowverse include Nick Zano‘s Citizen Steel, Patrick J. Adams as Hourman and Sarah Grey as Stargirl herself.  Some of these depictions have been more successful than others.  It remains to be seen which other legacy heroes may appear on ‘Stargirl’, but expect many of them to also be plucked from the 1980s ‘Infinity Inc.’ comic book and ‘Justice Society’ which Johns wrote for most of its run.

What other heroes do you hope to see as part of Courtney’s Justice Society?

Source: Omega Underground

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.