Comic Vine News

24 Comments

A STARMAN Movie in the Works at DC Entertainment?

It's gotta be Jack Knight.

 Talkin' 'bout this guy.

Pajiba’s got an exclusive that Warner Bros is developing a STARMAN feature film with the producers of JONAH HEX, TERMINATOR SALVATION and the new SHERLOCK HOLMES movie. Nobody’s attached to write or direct or (obviously) even star, yet. The WB hasn’t specified which Starman it’s going to be about, either. Will it be the Ted “Golden Age” Knight? The various space lords from the 70s and 80s? The current ex-Legionaire on the JSA? Actually, I think it’s obvious that it’s going to be about Jack Knight and it'll crib its playbook from James Robinson’s run from the 90s. That’s the STARMAN most people care about. Hell, it’d also be the easiest to adapt, given the plainclothes, city-block nature of the story.

Robinson’s Starman is underrated. It was really the first series that took a serious approach to updating DC’s golden age characters to make them cooler and fresh with the times. I’ve always said that series read like Alt Rock on paper. Without that series, I don’t think you’d have this revival of the Justice Society we’ve been enjoying for the past couple years.

Anyway, even though we’re absurdly early in the proposed production of a STARMAN movie, I don’t think it’s too early to start a fantasy casting call and crew draft. Who should play Jack Knight, his ghostly brother, the Mist, the Shade and so on? Who would you want to write this? Who would you want to direct it? Let’s say the Cosmic Rod is in your hands. You have the power, now… use it!

 
 
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

24 Comments
Posted by Caligula

awesome news!, im stoked for this :D

Edited by mightiness

Will Payton is the best Starman in my humble opinion. Roger Stern created a wonderful character that should have gotten that shaft the way he did by Robinson. So needless to say I'm hoping it is Will Payton Starman movie.
 
 
Cosmic rod never sounded right to me...hehe

Posted by Green ankh

WOW this is cool.

Posted by johnny_spam

Hope it's Jack but what we need to see is a Wonder Woman and Flash movie to. He would look great in live action in Smallville Sylvester Pemberton bore a strong resemblance to Jack Knight.  

Posted by Neverpraying

Interesting.

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Hell yeah!
Maybe Mikaal could make a minor appearance

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Hey Tom! What do think about Justin Theroux as Jack Knight?

Posted by mrlogical

Unfortunately /Film says they got updated info that this isn't happening: 
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/04/29/warner-bros-reportedly-developing-film-based-on-comic-series-starman/

Posted by Bearded Justice

wha ha ho a Starman movie?  This is gonna be a fun afternoon!
Posted by No_name_here
@Emperor Gonzo Noir:  Who?
Posted by robokungfu

I selfishly wish Bruce Timm and Co. would make a slick animated series of this.  Those James Robinson comics were so rich with character and great stories.  

Posted by NightFang

Can't wait to know more about this.

Edited by ArtisticNeedham



His would be an awesome movie, and in my opinion the best version to use for a movie.
You have his character
You have the relationship between him and his father, the supporting characters
  I hope they use this movie.
They are half way there.
Posted by Theodore

If only it were about Thom...
Posted by CrazyAsAFox
Sweet jesus, please let it be Jack
He's just the best
 
 xD
Posted by Son_of_Magnus
@Theodore said:
"
If only it were about Thom... "
We can't be that lucky =/
Posted by doordoor123

This is just random. Do a JSA movie or anything thats current. Dont waste money on starman.

Posted by Bruce Vain

Starman is great and all, but screw this. 
 
BUT CAN WE GET A FLASH OR WONDER WOMAN FIRST INSTEAD ?!?!
Posted by DarkSyde79

Doing lesser known characters might be easier for DC for various reasons but Starman won't compete with what Marvel has in the pipeline. 

Posted by doordoor123
@DarkSyde79:  DC is putting up mierda movies while marvel has all of theyre top films out already. Marvel is allowed to do more of the unknown characters now. DC isnt allowed. Its bad for theyre company.
Edited by TheAntiVillain

It better be jack knight and also should be on "sins of the father" (first story arc)
 
also this series got me into comics

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

  if this was made ten years ago John Cusack would have been great for this

Posted by TheAntiVillain
@robokungfu: 
 
i agree with you on having an animated starman series with jack
Posted by Slow Burn

Starman will be badass