DC Entertainment Bringing Starman To The Screen?

DC Entertainment Bringing <em>Starman</em> To The Screen?

According to Pajiba they are. They claim to have inside info that we will be seeing the intergalactic DC comics character in his own movie at some point..

But which one! Starman has gone through numerous incarnations over the years. He's been the gravity rod wielding Ted Knight, a mutant alien bisexual prince, Knight's sons Jack AND David among others. The current Starman is a member of the JLU and a complete nut job. To relate his history in my own words would give me a headache so I'm enlisting good ol Wikipedia's help on this one..

Hailing from the original Legion of Super-Heroes universe, where he was known as Star Boy , he receives by the combined Brainiac 5 of the Three Worlds a complete map of the Multiverse, printed to his star-clad suit, to use in a mission meant to save the entire space-time continuum. It's implied his mind-addled status was actually a deciding factor in his choosing, since his borderline insanity was meant to prevent telepath or skilled interrogators to gain any information from him. However he got stranded on Earth-22, the Kingdom Come universe, thus witnessing the dramatic events on that Earth, and receiving an added damage to his frail mind, proved by the lack of the advanced medication he had access to in his own time.

DC eh? Its never simple! Anyway here is a snippet of the report from Pajiba..

In any event, according to an inside source, Warner Brother, in partnership with Lin Productions and DC Comics, is bringing Starman to the big screen. Which version is sort of unknown — he’ll wield a gravity rod, have energy powers, and likely be able to fly. One of the more recent Starman characters could also manipulate mass, but not word on whether that power will be present.

Apparently the movie is being produced by Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes and Terminator Salvation) and Gregory Noveck (Jonah Hex ). No writer or director is attached yet, as the film is in very early development. Depending on which version of the character they use it could be pretty cool. With Green Lantern pioneering the move into the more intergalactic characters in the DC Universe, Warner Bros may be looking to keep the space faring going with this.
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LEEE777 - 4/28/2010, 5:49 PM
A fricking HELL YES!!!!


[frick]ing awesome!!!
ngu13 - 4/28/2010, 6:08 PM
that would be a cool film to watch
thwhtGuardian - 4/28/2010, 6:27 PM
I'd like to see Jack Knight, I really dug that he didn't dress like a super hero, he just wore a bad ass jacket and some flight goggles.
THEPHOENIX - 4/28/2010, 6:31 PM
I want the Ted Knight version. Maybe a bit more grounded though.

Isn't Gregory Noveck the same guy who produce the Losers and Jonah Hex?
jazzman - 4/28/2010, 6:42 PM

Gregory Noveck only produce Jonah Hex and his executive producer to up and coming Red.
dellamorte1872 - 4/28/2010, 6:43 PM
eh. ANIMAL MAN! if we're giving random DC characters films. or shit, make BOOSTER GOLD then spin-off STARMEN (since he has the whole LEGION thing)
OmegaBlack13 - 4/28/2010, 6:47 PM
Yea I agree but still I think if DC cant be tha 1st to do tha big team movie thing then they need to get on tha space stuff!
dellamorte1872 - 4/28/2010, 6:51 PM


superdog - 4/28/2010, 7:03 PM
I don't know who this is.
longbowhunter - 4/28/2010, 7:07 PM
Lets see Jack Knight. James Robinson's Starman was AMAZING!
RedDevil - 4/28/2010, 7:10 PM
Hmm I'm not really familiar with Starman. To be honest the only intergalactic hero that I am willing to watch is Green Lantern because his story is very compelling. Reading this guy's bio, I find Starman ok. DC really needs to pick up pace with their popular heroes like GL, SUPES, FLASH, BATS, and WONDERWOMAN.
jusme6 - 4/28/2010, 7:18 PM
Seriously DC? Seriously? There is no legitimate reason why you shouldn't be kicking Marvel's ass in the live-action-movie business.

@Kes: My thoughts exactly.
jazzman - 4/28/2010, 7:31 PM

Sony Pictures own the rights to "Preacher".

DC/WB need to focus on doing The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, etc
canadianbacon - 4/28/2010, 7:31 PM
really dc/warner bros?
i am so very dissapointed their even talking about this before doing some other key dc characters
marvel is reading this and laughing
odie00 - 4/28/2010, 7:43 PM
well i agree they need to make the other hero movies first i mean green lantern is just starting and we still need the flash wonder woman, i'd say aquaman but he kind of blows lol. lobo is raw but i think they would do other ones before him he isnt even a hero really. and green arrows movie instead of an orgin film they are doing the supermax which sounds cool but dumb at the same time. come on martain manhunter hes the man. a star man movie would be cool i actually like the recent incarnation of him being a nut job but we need the first heroes and dc is way behind. marvel is kicking ass when it comes to releasing and making the movies tho some ended up sucking but it didnt take them long to remake the hulk or punisher so lets get to it dc
jrocka - 4/28/2010, 7:47 PM
i don't understand why DC would make a movie of such a charatcher who i have never heard of but not wonder woman or any important characters in Justice league?
r0r5ch4ch84 - 4/28/2010, 7:53 PM
Starman, really? Holy shit that's going to be tough. And didn't they already make a movie about starman? And a TV series?
yttox - 4/28/2010, 8:30 PM
They should do a Legion movie and then spin-off Starman (maybe into a JLA movie)!
I´m not a big Legion fan, but I absolutly would watch a Legion movie!!!
Hey, I´m no Marvel fan either, but I watched every movie they made about their characters in the last years!!!
ghostpudding - 4/28/2010, 8:35 PM
i feel as thought this movie wouldn't make a lot of money because:
1.not many non-comic readers know about star-man
2.marvels putting out major characters and pretty good movies lately.
3.dc movies haven't been great except dark knight and some animated.

@dellamorte1872 question sounds like a cool animated movie not live yet. major characters first
ghostpudding - 4/28/2010, 8:45 PM
@anil sounds like a good idea if dc can find a good director and writer.that knows the character.
OptimusPrime114 - 4/28/2010, 9:07 PM
Milo Ventimiglia for Jack Knight!
Ranger14 - 4/28/2010, 10:42 PM
Pretty much my thoughts are what a lot of others are expressing. Why aren't they making Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Arrow and more recognized A-list hero movies? Market movies the general public are more familiar with to build your credibility, then introduce some of the other characters.
JLanphear - 4/28/2010, 11:06 PM
PLEASE let it be an incarnation of the CURRENT Starman. His ridiculous and insane rambling is some of the most brilliant jarble in comic books.
OmegaBlack13 - 4/28/2010, 11:15 PM
When you think about it, the "get known properties out first" doesnt have a complete basis. I mean, does the average movie goer really know of Thor--or know that superheroes dont all inhabit the same universe?
luffycapri - 4/28/2010, 11:38 PM
this dude looks a little lame oh well.
Cook - 4/29/2010, 2:12 AM
It doesn't matter what any of you say. The only Starman
that should have any movie made is Jack Knight. If you disagree then you're wrong. The story of Jack Knight is the greatest DC story ever Written in the past 20 YEARS. If you disagree then you are wrong.
LEEE777 - 4/29/2010, 3:13 AM
COOK @I agree!!!

And clearly people that dish this havn't even read a STARMAN comic!!

Years ago we was getting a STARMAN TV series, never happened though!

Fingers crossed this will, STARMAN has a very rich and interesting history, perfect for the big screen!
LEEE777 - 4/29/2010, 3:15 AM
P.S. Stuff like BLADE etc was second ringer characters and look how they turned out!

This is fantastic news!

Talking SUPERHERO movies, : P

Check out EXCALIBUR casting with CAPTAIN BRITAIN in FAN-FIC, click click = X-MENS EXCALIBUR movie casting!!!


Cheers! ; D
CorndogBurglar - 4/29/2010, 6:26 AM
good job DC. keep making movies people don't care about. keep pushing your main franchises to the back burner...keep telling yourselves that what Marvel is doing "sucks". meanwhile, they're "sucky" movies are kicking your asses...
longbowhunter - 4/29/2010, 6:39 AM
I cant believe so many of you are scoffing at the idea of a Starman movie.

I'm in LEEE & Cook's corner on this one!
Ryan - 4/29/2010, 7:11 AM
Thom Kallor! Oh please. Oh please. Find some way to make this work. Look at that kick ass costume. If it's going to be a Jack Knight movie they can still end the movie the same way they ended the series (not counting that Blackest Night tie in) with Thom visiting Jack.
rsalas - 4/29/2010, 8:03 AM
Starman would be cool but there other other DC characters I would like to see on the big screen first.
thegreek - 4/29/2010, 8:42 AM
Well i never read a Starman comic... But i have seen the newest Star man in the Kingdom Come Series and Superman Series when he brings back Conner... Still don't know much about his powers except he is def crazy as hell..

That being said i am with most of you ... like WTF... why not LOBO ... Green Arrow... FLASH .... WW.... Properties that will def bring in money ... I think it will be confusing to people to see a character they never heard of before and it will flop because of it ... just Tie him into another movie
thatiscrazy - 4/29/2010, 9:36 AM
DCs Character are gay except for batman
Nightwing09 - 4/29/2010, 10:41 AM
ROMACK - 4/29/2010, 11:34 AM
Of all the characters in the vast and rich DC universe .... we get Starman? WTF!? I know some people love this character, but this will be doomed to fail. Especially if they handle like Superman Returns. There is no mainstream recognition for this character. Maybe if he were to cameo in GL it could work....but I am steadily losing faith in WBs ability to make any decent decisions.
JayTopStix - 4/29/2010, 12:44 PM
Who the [frick] is starman? Really this is just stupid
skullboy - 4/29/2010, 2:04 PM
Huh. Well that's gonna be a really tough sell among movie goers. We really would prefer to see Flash, Wonde Woman, Green Arrow, and the JLA to get films instead.
lc - 4/29/2010, 2:27 PM
not sure about this one but well done :)
Aiiwolf - 4/29/2010, 9:27 PM
@ Magic8

Hell yeah man...well said about the marvel characters being gayer. lol

DC Rocks Marvel's socks! The only 2 DC movies that reeked of terrible-ness are catwoman and Batman and Robin. How many Marvel movies sucked? lol

Second, Dc animated movies are far better than Marvel. I've always been a Big DC fan...even though I started of reading comics like superman, and alot of marvel comics....Minute I read Batman/Superman....my god Dc is awesome!
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