Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson
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Luke Wilson has been cast as Pat Dugan/Stripe in DC Universe's Stargirl live-action television series, according to Deadline.

In comic books, Dugan is Stargirl's step-father, and formerly "Stripesy," the teen parter of Star-Spangled Kid. As Stripe (in comic books stylized as S.T.R.I.P.E.), he pilots a robotic mechsuit to fight crime - which will carry over into Stargirl.

“When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s,” Stargirl Executive Producer Geoff Johns said in a statement. “And I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he’d play Pat Dugan. I only envisioned him. And now I feel like I won the lottery! Luke’s talent, humor, compassion - his presence and professionalism - and his creative collaboration, his ideas - we’re so lucky to have him alongside Brec in Stargirl.”

Here's the official Stargirl description for Dugan: “Pat Dugan once went by the less-than-inspired superhero name of Stripesy, sidekick to a young hero known as the Star-Spangled-Kid and later Starman of the legendary Justice Society of America. Today, Pat has left his sidekick life behind him. But when his new step-daughter, Courtney Whitmore, discovers Pat’s secret past and takes on Starman’s legacy to become Stargirl, Pat is forced to come out of retirement and once again become a sidekick - to his step-daughter - this time piloting a 15-foot robot called Stripe.”

Based on a schedule released at New York Comic Con 2018, Stargirl is expected to debut in late August 2019.

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