Geoff Johns Teases Jay Garrick’s Upcoming Appearance In Stargirl Season 2
Stargirl wasn’t originally conceived as being part of The CW’s Arrowverse. But thanks to Crisis on Infinite Earths, the shows now inhabits a neighboring timeline. And in an upcoming episode of Stargirl’s second season, Courtney Whitmore will cross paths with Earth-2’s Jay Garrick, as John Wesley Shipp reprises his role from The Flash. During a recent press conference (via EW), showrunner Geoff Johns hinted at what this means for the series’ future.
“I grew up watching The Flash TV show,” said Johns. “He was my favorite superhero when I was a kid and I was blown away by John Wesley Shipp when he played the Flash and then lucky enough to work with him on The Flash. And when he started playing Jay Garrick and we introduce our version of the Justice Society and we’re on Earth-2 like the comics, we’re on our own Earth, separate from the rest of these shows. But to have John play Jay Garrick, the Flash, in Stargirl, it connects our universe directly with the other shows and also shows that we’re part of a grander universe.”
Shipp’s impending guest role naturally has a lot of fans wondering whether this will lead to more crossovers featuring other Arrowverse staples. According to Johns, that’s exactly where they’re headed.
“[Jay’s appearance] opens up the door to opportunities for us to, eventually, interact with those characters,” added Johns. “And that was important. Just like the comics. And when we eventually do it, we’ll do it in a hopefully very special Stargirl way.”
Stargirl season 2 premieres on Tuesday, August 10 on The CW.
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