With… Sylvester Stallone as the lead? Don’t care, this is still awesome. He’ll either be good enough, or they’ll get somebody else.
Starlight is a comic book from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted), which tells the story of an aged retired Superhero named Duke McQueen who hears the distress calls of a distant planet and decides to put on the tights one last time. The screenplay for the film is being written by Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and it’s being produced by Simon Kinsberg (X-Men franchise).
Starlight is one of those comic book series where I kept expecting Millar to start making fun of the entire premise. Because that’s what typically happens: there’s a class of people out there who absolutely loathe 1950s pulp and and swashbuckling adventures and science fiction serials and all the attitudes found therein, and many of them have the ability to get stuff published. But Millar apparently loves all that stuff, too, and he played it straight. I enjoyed the heck out of it, and I will hopefully enjoy the movie just as much. Assuming it gets made, of course. (more…)