At the end of Season 1 of Stargirl, the DC comic book rogue Eclipso was teased. In the finale, Cindy Burman, aka Shiv (Meg DeLacy), is seen rummaging through the dearly departed Magician's (Joe Knezevich) storage locker. After digging through a few boxes, Shiv ultimately finds what she was looking for, which is a diamond-shaped object that glows with a dark light. After she picks up the diamond, a deep wicked-sounding laugh resonates around her.
She looks through it and says, "I see you in there, Eclipso," before she also joins in the laughter. In an interview with Digital Spy, Stargirl cast member Joy Osmanski, who portrays Paula Brooks, talked about the vile character that fans will see in the new season. She shared, "For me personally, the kind of evil that this character manifests is something that I find very disturbing, and I think people will find very relevant to our current socio-political climate."
She continued, "I saw the parallels immediately, but I will be interested to see how fans respond to this character, but he's scary. He's really scary." Who exactly is Eclipso? Here's everything we know about the antagonist.
Who is Eclipso, the villain who will appear on 'Stargirl'?
Eclipso, who will be played by Nick Tarabay, will serve as one of the main antagonists in the newest season of Stargirl. Eclipso will be a terrifying foe for the Justice Society of America (JSA). The ancient life form has been trapped in a blue gem controlled by the Injustice Society of America (ISA). However, since Shiv was seen with the gem in the finale of Season 1, it looks like it won't be long before Eclipso is unleashed.
The character was created by Bob Haney and Lee Elias and first appeared in the 1963 comic book series House of Secrets. Over the years, Eclipso evolved and materialized as a more powerful being. Eclipso's origin story is that he was a creation fashioned by God who manifests supernatural abilities and powers. He can possess and manipulate his body, control the weather to produce disasters, and shoot deadly rays from his eyes.
Per Digital Spy, Stargirl creator and executive producer Geoff Johns describes this Big Bad as "terrifying." In a recent interview with Bleeding Cool, Geoff discussed the ancient creep who cruelly feeds off the darker side of humanity and said that fans will see him "deeper into the season."
He said, "You will see Nick Tarabay in his horrifying makeup. We wanted to build to that moment. That when he finally does set foot in Blue Valley for real and you see him manifest, it felt deserved, it felt scary, and it felt like everything had changed. And I think when people see that episode, hopefully, they'll be both happy and scared when they watch it."
Well, we can't wait until Eclipso appears and see how everything unfolds.
Stargirl airs on the CW Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST.