Starlight is a comic book from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted), which tells the story of an aged retired Superhero named Duke McQueen who hears the distress calls of a distant planet and decides to put on the tights one last time. The screenplay for the film is being written by Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and it’s being produced by Simon Kinsberg (X-Men franchise).
Nothing is official yet, but the rumor originated at Splash Report. They are stating that Stallone is being eyed seriously for the lead role of the old retired superhero. I think it’s a role he should take because it seems like a character he’d be great for. After Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I feel a whole new world of film has opened up to Sly. Maybe he’ll start thinking of doing a romantic comedy next.
Here’s an official synopsis from the comic:
Forty years ago, Duke McQueen saved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story. Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer. Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance, coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap from has-been to hero?
What do you think of Stallone possibly playing this character?