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.
Though Hollywood seems obsessed with bringing classic comic book heroes to the big screen (for good reason, they're usually the biggest films of the year), 20th Century Fox has decided to mix things up by optioning the rights to a comic book series that hasn't even come out yet. Mark Millar's 'Starlight' may make its way to the big screen under Fox's comic book guru Simon Kinberg's supervision.
Not content to stand idly by while Marvel and Warner Bros./DC Comics build sweeping superhero universes that span multiple movies, 20th Century Foxnow acknowledges that the 'Fantastic Four' and 'X-Men' films share the same cinematic universe. Does this mean the two teams could crossover in the future?
For years, comic writer extraordinaire and 'Kick-Ass' creator Mark Millar was a man whose word you always took with a grain (or a pound) of salt. All of that changed when Fox put Millar at the helm of their superhero franchises, using him to help create a unified vision (see: Marvel Studios and Disney). Now Millar's words carry some actual weight! So when he says that 'X-Men: First Class' director Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank's upcoming 'Fantastic Four' reboot, we believe him!