Last month, screenwriter Gary Whitta released a sizzle reel and stated they were “very, very close” to a sequel to The Last Starfighter. On April 9th, 2022, the director of the original movie, Nick Castle, also stated a sequel was likely coming. He referred to it as “promising whispers” regarding the possibility.
The Last Starfighter was a science fiction movie released in 1984 that, while profitable, was not a box office hit. However, since its release, it has grown a large following after its release on VHS and DVD. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel for years.
Last month, Space.Com reported that writer Gary Whitta stated on Twitch that a sequel was “very, very close. We’re basically on the one-yard line and I believe it will happen.” He also shared a sizzle reel that he and screenwriter Jonathan Betuel (who wrote the original film) had put together with the help of artist Matt Allsopp and music from and music from Chris Tilton and Craig Safan, who composed the original movie score. You can watch it below.
Over the years, rumors of a sequel or reboot of The Last Starfighter have circulated throughout the fandom. There was even speculation that a TV series based on the movie was in the works. A sequel now seems more likely with those attached to the original movie expressing confidence it is coming.
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