Further evidence that we are cusping on a space-movie renaissance: Fox has just assigned a writer to work on an adaptation of Starlight, the retro-flavored space-operatic comic book written by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar. The Starlight miniseries only began its run in March, and wrapped in October, but Fox was developing the film even before the first issue arrived in stores. Fox is also producing the upcoming Millar adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has hired screenwriter Gary Whitta, who is also working on the 2016 Star Wars spinoff that will be directed by Gareth Edwards—a spinoff that will explore the origins of the Sarlacc Pit, according to a rumor we just invented. Fox has also hired the Star Trek 3 writers to work on a new Flash Gordon movie, so now they just need to hire someone from a third Star franchise to reboot another retro-future space adventure and they’ll achieve a space-franchise hat trick. Maybe John Green could reboot Buck Rogers? (Get it? Fault in our Stars? Stars? John Green? The Fault in our Star Wars? Oh, Friday!)