Mark Millar’s Starlight Gets Star Wars Writer for Film Adaptation

Star Wars stand-alone film writer Gary Whitta has reportedly signed on to write the filmed adaptation of Mark Millar’s Starlight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Whitta previously wrote the scripts for The Book of Eli as well as Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead.


The comic (and presumably the film) centers on Duke McQueen, Millar’s superhero who saves the universe four decades ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories. But years later, after he’s settled down and grown older (possibly too old), he’s recruited for one last adventure.

No actors have attached themselves to the project, nor has there been any casting rumors to come out on the project so far, but we have given our thoughts on who should fill crucial roles in the film already.

The first issue from Image Comics came out just this past March and launched the much-anticipated Millarworld Universe. Starlight #5 hit shelves on Augu. 13 (read our review here). Fox picked up the project for adaptation in late 2013.

Producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg will produce the film which currently has no confirmed release date.



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