A newly released piece of concept art from the DC Universe show, Stargirl, has shown us an early design for the superhero, Wildcat.
First introduced in 1942 Wildcat is actually the name of several heroes who have taken up the mantel. The best know of these characters is Ted Grant, who was a boxer who was inadvertently caught up in underworld dealings and took on the identity of Wildcat in order to clear his name. A version of the character had previously appeared in live-action in Smallville and Arrow. However, it looks like a version of the character will also be making an appearance in Stargirl.
In a recent post, Stargirl concept artist Gina DeDomenico Flanagan shared the look at Wildcat. What makes the image interesting is that the character is clearly a woman. In the comics, only one female version of Wildcat appears named Yolanda Montez who is also a character in the show, played by Yvette Monreal. So it seems that we could be seeing this character take up the mantle of Wildcat.
You can see the full Stargirl concept art of Wildcat below:
What do you all make of this image? Are you glad to see that Stargirl will be adapting this version of Wildcat? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Stargirl:
High school sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitemore, Joel McHale as Starman, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, and Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman. The series also stars Amy Smart, Trae Romano, Cameron Gellman, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Jake Austin Walker, Christopher James Baker, and Hunter Sansone. Geoff Johns will write and executive produce the 13-episode first season of Stargirl while Sarah Schechter and Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti will also serve as executive producers on the series.
Stargirl is scheduled to premiere on DC Universe on May 18, 2020, before airing on The CW on May 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET.