‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Writer Is Penning Another Space Adventure, ‘Starlight’
Comic book creator Mark Millar, the guy behind 'Kick-Ass,' created a new series, a sci-fi space hero series called 'Starlight,' awhile back. The first issue launched on March 5 of this year, and 20th Century Fox quickly scooped up the film rights and set the movie adaptation into development. That should tell you something about how excited the studio is over this project, and, recently, they hired the man who's currently writing one of the highly anticipated 'Star Wars' spinoff movies to pen the 'Starlight' script.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Whitta, who is already fulfilling every geek's dream in writing the first standalone 'Star Wars' movie, has been enlisted to work his sci-fi magic on 'Starlight.' For those unfamiliar with the comic series, here's the official summary from Image Comics:
Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories...until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure.
The ever in-demand Simon Kinberg ('X-Men: Days of Future Past,' 'Star Wars Rebels,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'X-Men: Apocalypse') joins Whitta as a producer. No release date has been set for the Mark Millar comic book adaptation, but we can be sure to keep this one on our radars.
Whitta's 'Star Wars' spinoff is the one 'Godzilla' and 'Godzilla 2' helmer Gareth Edwards is directing, and will be released on December 16, 2016. These spinoff films will be released on a bi-yearly basis in between the main trilogy installments, and Josh Trank of 'Chronicle' and the 'Fantastic Four' reboot is directing the second one.
What'd you think? Based on the comic series, do you think Fox will have its own version of 'Star Wars' or even 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on its hands with 'Starlight'?