Stallone Rumored For “Starlight” Film Adaptation

Sylvester Stallone is reportedly the top pick to play the lead character of retired space hero Duke McQueen in the upcoming film adaptation of “Kingsman” and “Kick-Ass” author Mark Millar’s comic “Starlight” at 20th Century Fox.

Splash Report broke the rumor about the film which Gary Whitta is penning the adaptation of based on the six-issue series by Millar. The story follows a retired space hero who saved the universe forty years earlier. Now in his twilight years, he’s called back into action to save it once again.

It’s unclear if the studio has had any conversations with Stallone about the project at this stage. Stallone can be seen in a brief appearance as Marvel Comics character Starhawk in next week’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” release.