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!