Haunting of Hill House’s Henry Thomas Joins Stargirl as Dr. Mid-Nite
DC Universe’s Stargirl has added another member of the Justice Society of America. According to Entertainment Weekly, House on Haunted Hill star Henry Thomas will be joining the series as Doctor Mid-nite. Thomas is best known for his role in Steven Spielberg’s ET. His other credits include Better Things, Sons of Liberty, and the adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game.
In DC’s comic book universe, Dr. Mid-Nite was the alter ego of Doctor Charles McNider. He was once a mild mannered physician who was attacked by a mobsters. Their assault left McNider blinded, and his medical career was seemingly over. However, he was inspired when an owl flew into his room, and he realized that he could see in perfect darkness. He went on to develop a special visor that let him see, as well as other crime fighting equipment. McNider even adopted the owl and made it his sidekick.
The Stargirl series has already cast Brian Stapf as golden-age hero Wildcat. He’s joined by Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Hourman and Joe McHale as Starman.
Stargirl is produced by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. The series centers around Courtney Whitmore, a teenage girl who relocates to Nebraska where she discovers that her stepfather is a retired superhero.
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