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When is DC’s Stargirl Season 2 out? Release date, cast, plot, more

Published: 20/Nov/2020 19:46

by Emma Soteriou

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New cast members have been announced for season two of DC’s Stargirl. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season so far.

Stargirl first debuted in the Arrowverse crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths, with fans getting a glimpse of her on the new Earth-2.

When her own show finally arrived in 2020 – based on the comic Stars and S.T.R.I.PE. – fans saw Courtney Whitmore comes across the cosmic staff, soon taking on the Stargirl mantle. She brought together a group of superheroes, becoming the Justice Society of America – but what’s in store for season two?

Supergirl foundthe cosmic staff
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Supergirl found the cosmic staff.

When will Stargirl season 2 be released?

Fans are already eager to learn more about the young superhero and her potential in the Arrowverse, and they won’t have much longer to wait until her return. Though nothing is confirmed, season two is expected to arrive on The CW around summer 2021.

The show is currently in production, so there’s hope for a teaser or trailer to come soon.

Who will be starring in season 2?

Brec Bassinger will be returning to her lead role as Courtney Whitmore – Stargirl – joined by Luke Wilson as S.T.R.I.P.E, Yvette Monreal as Wildcat, Cameron Gellman as Hourman, and Anjelika Washington as Dr Mid-Nite, among others.

The original cast will reportedly be joined by Arrow star Nick Tarabay as Eclipso, and Jonathan Cake as The Shade – the two main villains in the new season.

At New York Comic Con, Stargirl’s creator Geoff Johns claimed that The Shade was “the most powerful of them all, and very threatening because no one knows exactly what he wants.”

Another addition to the cast is Alkoya Brunson as Jakeem Thunder, according to Decider, who is expected to be the youngest member of the JSA. It was already known that Thunderbolt would be making an appearance in the second season of Stargirl – voiced by Jim Gaffigan – but now that Brunson has been cast, anticipation has risen even more.

DC's Stargirl
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Stargirl will be facing some new villains

What will happen?

The finale of season one saw the JSA defeat the Injustice Society of America but also left plenty of cliffhangers, including the arrival of two villains – the previously mentioned The Shade and Eclipso – and the surprise return of the original Starman.

One character, Cameron Mahkent, has a lot of potential for the next season, as he is still very much in the dark about people having superpowers. In a recent interview, actor Hunter Sansone said: “He’s the last person to know about this other life that Blue Valley has. So, I think the sky is the limit as far as what can go down for Cameron in season 2, and specifically between what can happen between him and Courtney.”

Storylines from the first season will continue to be built upon, but Johns has also teased something new and different this time around too.

Now that production is underway and more of the cast continue to be announced, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Stargirl and the rest of the Justice Society of America.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.