I Just Love Surprises: The Last Starfighter Sequel Close To Happening Says Gary Whitta


For the last three to four years there's been some serious discussion that there would be a long awaited sequel to the classic '80s film, The Last Starfighter. Fans have been anxiously awaiting some news that the retro sci-fi adventure classic would finally see some momentum happening towards a second feature. Now, writer Gary Whitta (Rogue One, The Book of Eli) announced during a Twitch stream that the movie is finally gaining steam and that they're getting closer every day to making it a reality:

"We are right on the one yard line. After pushing the boulder up hill for years, we are very very close. I believe it will happen."

Along with his positive statement, there's been a sizzle reel released in their hopes for getting it made. They're definitely not rebooting but will be making a sequel that will "pass the torch to a new generation of heroes" and will remain part of the existing canon from the original feature film.

The Last Starfighter was a box office bomb when it released, barely scraping together $28 million in ticket sales. However, the movie has become quite a cult hit over the years gaining a much bigger audience. And knowing how retro is the big thing right now, a continuation would probably do fairly well or could be launched on one of the streaming platforms.  


Here's the video they released along with the announcement: