Warner Bros Developing an Adaptation of DC Comics Starman?
And who the heck is Starman? No, we're not talking about the alien from John Carpenter's 1984 film, this Starman is one that's been in the DC Comics universe for a while (since 1941). Pajiba says that Warner Bros, by way of producer Dan Lin (The Box, Sherlock Holmes, Terminator Salvation), is developing a Starman movie about the titular superhero who has energy powers, can wield a gravity rod, and will probably be able to fly, but isn't Superman. It's in the very early development stages, so not much more is known about WB's plans, but consider me interested. I mean, with those goggles on, he doesn't look that cheesy or anything.
I think DC Entertainment is trying to find their own lower level characters to match Marvel's decision to start developing movies based on low level characters as well. One could even argue that before Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. showed us how awesome Tony Stark was, Iron Man was also a minor character from Marvel's Universe (give or take being a part of The Avengers). Pajiba says that, besides the upcoming Green Lantern, we haven't seen a "true intergalactic superhero" on the big screen, which is why this is at least an interesting prospect. So maybe WB is readying this just in case audiences go totally nuts for intergalactic superheroes after Green Lantern. Who knows? Speaking of which, has anyone read any Starman comics?