While to speaking to Collider about the series finale of Chuck, actor Zachary Levi was asked about his future plans, including his involvement with the adaptation of Y: The Last Man.
QUESTION: With Chuck ending, are you going to be able to do the Y: The Last Man movie now?
LEVI: I wish. That movie is in production limbo. At least, every time I’ve checked on it, it’s in production limbo. Jeff Katz at New Line grabbed it, and then when Warner Bros. gobbled up New Line, so it’s just been sitting there. I don’t know. That’s a dream role.
Y: The Last Man is a comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published by Vertigo beginning in 2002. The series is about the only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal (barring the same man's pet monkey) on Earth. The series was published in sixty issues by Vertigo and collected in a series of ten paperback volumes (and later a series of five hardcover "Deluxe" volumes). The series' covers were primarily by J. G. Jones and Massimo Carnevale. The series received five Eisner Awards.
Originally, the film adaption was to be directed by D. J. Caruso with David S. Goyer serving as producer, and Caruso rewriting a script penned by Vaughan. The entire comic series was to be broken up into three films. Caruso planned to use a real monkey, and not a CGI construct, to play Ampersand. Caruso also said he would like to have Alicia Keys for the part of Agent 355. Zachary Levi has previously expressed interest in playing Yorick as he is a fan of the comic book series, even going as far as having his character Chuck Bartowski read the Y: The Last Man graphic novel in an episode in Season 3. Caruso went on to make the dismal, I Am Number Four before ultimately walking away from the project. Louis Letterier (The Incredible Hulk)has stated that he would like to adapt the series for television. Shia LaBeouf has also been rumored for the lead role but that was primarily due to his relationship with Caruso who he worked with on Disturbia and Eagle Eye. With Caruso off the project, it's unlikely LaBeouf will sign on to the project having previously expressed disinterest.