Rogue One Writer Gary Whitta Wants to Pen Star Fox Animated Movie
After seeing God of WarArt Director Raf Grrasetti's artwork, Gary Whitta has expressed some interest in writing a Star Fox animated movie.
Last week, really great “realistic” renditions of the Star Fox cast was making its way around the internet. Well, it looks like the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer saw them, and expressed some interest in making a film based on that artwork.
On Twitter (via GameRevolution), writer Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Book of Eli) quote tweeted the Star Fox artwork God of War Art Director, Raf Grassetti, posted last week simply stating, “I want to write this animated movie.” Grassetti replied back with a gif of John Belushi from Animal House with the caption, “Let’s do it!!!”
— Raf Grassetti 👾✍🏻 (@rafagrassetti) January 13, 2020
Now, this is all just for fun. There isn’t a Star Fox animated movie being made. Heck, there isn’t even a Star Fox video game in development (at least, that we know of). But could you imagine a story written by Gary Whitta and these versions of the characters in an epic animated space opera? I certainly can, and if my imagination isn’t deceiving me, it would be glorious.
When we posted that initial post about Grasetti’s interpretation of the Star Fox characters, only Fox McCloud was revealed. Now, there is a full-fledged poster featuring the Star Fox team (Fox, Falco, Peppy, and Slippy), with Wolf O’Donnell (a.k.a. Star Wolf) looking menacing in the back. It looks incredible, and would be absolutely gorgeous if it could be turned into an animated feature.
The last Star Fox game to release was Star Fox 2 for the SNES Classic (that is such a weird sentence). It was slated to launch on the SNES for 1995. However, with advancements in 3D technology and Nintendo 64’s upcoming launch, they canceled the project. If you have played Star Fox 2, you’ll notice many of its new features were implemented into Nintendo 64’s Star Fox 64. This includes different vehicles, and all-range mode. If you don’t have the SNES Classic, it was recently added to the Switch’s library of SNES games.