It’s official, Disney+’s fan-favorite movie Stargirl is getting a sequel!
The original flick, which premiered on the streaming service in March 2020, was a coming-of-age film based on the bestselling book by Jerry Spinelli. It told the story of a high school student named of Leo Borlock, who wanted nothing more than to live a quiet life in Mica, Arizona, until an eccentric new student named Stargirl completely changes his life. America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal starred as the title character.
“Playing a character that’s supposed to be completely confident and 100 percent not afraid was definitely my biggest challenge, because I really wanted to bring that to the screen. It was really hard for me, because that’s not exactly who I am, that’s who I wish I was and who I’m working to be, but not who I was at the time,” the signer-turned-actress told POPSUGAR in March 2020 about her debut role. “She definitely inspired me to just be a little more comfortable with myself and accept that you’re never going to make everyone happy. I think it was pretty amazing that they put that into the film, that she definitely didn’t make everyone happy.”
At the end of the movie, Stargirl leaves town after making an impact on everyone around her. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter in February 2021, Grace will be reprising her role as Stargirl for the second movie and continue the inspirational teen’s story. Not only will she be starring in the flick, but the talented teen is set to perform some original music, and she’ll have a brand-new love interest. It’s unclear whether or not the next movie will follow the events that took place in Jerry’s follow-up novel Love, Stargirl, but we can’t wait to find out.
Although Disney+ has yet to release a lot of information about the film, we rounded up everything we know so far! Scroll through our gallery for all the details on the upcoming Stargirl sequel.
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