Team Stargirl Filled with JSA Legacy Characters

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Stargirl 2020 on the CW

After the CW's heavily watched CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover, the showrunners made a point of merging the separate universes (SUPERGIRL had existed in a parallel Earth to FLASH and ARROW, largely because she originated as a CBS show before migrating to the CW). In current canon, the characters still believe there is now only one merged universe. But the viewers realize this is not the case, as multiple Earths were shown once more at the close of the event.

One of these Earths was Earth-2, originally the home of Jesse Quick and now the setting for the new CW series, STARGIRL, starring Brec Bassinger as young Courtney Whitmore who finds herself carrying on the legacy of a Justice Society of America hero. Whether or not this opens the door to Jesse Quick (Violett Beane) or her father, Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh)  is anyone's guess, but we can keep our fingers crossed.

The challenge for the series is that it is a show about legacy characters that doesn't first introduce the original characters. And while Joel McHale is on board to play Sylvester Pemberton -- aka Starman, although in the comics he was the Star-Spangled Kid -- we have not yet heard if there will be other actors coming in to introduce us to the rest of the JSA, who have been seen only twice in the CW multiverse -- once in a LEGENDS OF TOMORROW episode where they were a secret society (explaining why nobody had heard of them) and prior to that they were merely an unveiled dusty painting in an episode of SMALLVILLE.

With the CW's latest poster release, fans now get to see some of the legacy characters in their costumes, which look very much like the comic book versions and less like a... well, like a CW-adaptation of them. Yvette Monreal will play the role of Yolanda Montez, the new Wildcat. Cameron Gellman will portray Rick Tyler, the son of Rex Tyler, as the legacy Hourman. And the youngest, Anjelika Washington, will fill the role of Beth Chapel, who will be the latest incarnation of Dr. Mid-Nite.

The heroes may be young, but the villains are still the old guard: Brainwave (Christopher James Barker), Huntress (Joy Osmanski), Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins), Icicle (Neil Jackson), and Dragon King (Nelson Lee). 

Here's the image CW released featuring the heroes and villains, getting us ready for the May 18 launch of the show. (Click to enlarge.)