Nick Castle Says The Last Starfighter Sequel Is “Promising”

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 Artwork

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.

Nick Castle speaks about the movie at 4:18 in his panel and begins to discuss the sequel at 5:23. You can check out his panel here.

What do you think? Is The Last Starfighter getting a sequel or is this more wishful thinking? Would you like to see a sequel or a reboot? Let us know in the comments and on our socials.

About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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2 Comments on “Nick Castle Says The Last Starfighter Sequel Is “Promising””

  1. Man oh man!! I would be so totally stoked to see a reboot/sequel!! We have a drivein movie place close by and that would totally rock watching that on the big screen under the stars!

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