The first season of Stargirl ended with a bang as the JSA took down the majority of the Injustice Society, but the final moments of the season hinted at the villains we’ll see the team tangling with in future episodes. Showrunner and Stargirl creator Geoff Johns talked about those villains at at a New York Comic-Con 2020 virtual panel for the show to give us an idea of what’s to come. Spoilers for the end of Season 1 follow.
After Stargirl/Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and her friends took down Icicle (Neil Jackson), Brainwave (Christopher James Baker), Dragon King (Nelson Lee) and left Sportsmaster (Neil Hopkins), Tigress (Joy Osmanski), Solomon Grundy, and the Gambler (Eric Goins) in the wind, the Dragon King’s daughter Cindy was all that was left of the ISA at the end of season 1. But in the final moments, a shadowy figure appears in the ISA headquarters while Cindy Burman (Meg DeLacy) digs an ominous-looking gem out of storage. These are Season 2’s big bads: The Shade and Eclipso. We don’t know much yet about how they’ll figure into future episodes, but Geoff Johns is excited to say the least.
“[Eclipso] is so terrifying; I’ve always loved the character and you guys probably did a little bit of research,” Johns said to the Stargirl cast members also attending the panel. “But he’s a very different antagonist or villain than the ISA.”