Gary Whitta has been hard at work since last May, working on a Star Wars spinoff film. The project was going pair him and Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, on a standalone film that is rumored to come out in 2016. We have news today that Whitta has left the project in place of another Space Opera, Starlight.

Starlight is created by Kick-Ass and Secret Service writer, Mark Millar. As many of you readers know, he’s my favorite comic book writer and I’m excited to see that the comic is already being optioned as a film by Fox. You can read more about the move via The Hollywood Reporter.

THR had this to say:

One of the projects on his docket is Starlight, Fox’s adaptation of the Mark Millar sci-fi comic book miniseries.

“Gary has been a wonderful, inspired contributor and I enjoyed working with him tremendously,” said Edwards in a statement. “I’m so grateful for all of his contributions. ”

Said Whitta, “The year I spent working with Lucasfilm on this Star Wars film has been by far the most rewarding period of my entire career. As a lifelong Star Wars fan I’m deeply grateful to have had the rare opportunity to contribute to a new chapter in its ongoing cinematic legacy. The film is going to be amazing.”

I wasn’t all that excited to see Edwards directing a Star Wars movie as it is, given that I don’t like his previous films. I don’t know if it has something to do with him directly, or if Whitta was fired. Whatever the case, I can’t wait to see Starlight and have another MillarWorld film in the works!