‘Saga’ Creators Are Not Against a Musical, As Long As It’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Music
To this day, Saga is one of the most popular comic book series of this day, published by Image Comics, written by Brian K. Vaughan with illustrations from Fiona Staples, telling the story of Alana and Marko, a couple who finds themselves in the middle of a galactic war and they have to flee from authorities while also trying to care for their daughter, Hazel, who was born at the beginning of the series and serves as the occasional narrator the series as an unseen adult.
For some time, fan’s have been eager to see a film adaptation of this comic book series, with Tessa Thompson expressing her interest in playing Alana some day; but so far, there’s no word from any studio about the possibility of said film.
As volume eight arrived just a few weeks ago and the next story arc is coming up soon, Vulture sat down with Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples about the future of the series as well as the possibility of a film.
“As any series approaches its 50th issue, I think it’s easy for audiences to start to take it for granted, and we’re definitely not the hot new book on shelves anymore. But with these next six issues, Fiona and I really wanted to pull out all of the stops to give everyone our very best story yet. This will be a big, shocking, permanently impactful adventure, so don’t risk waiting for the collection and possibly being spoiled! Our series returns monthly at the end of February, so we hope readers will join us for the ongoing ride.” said Vaugh when interviewed by Vulture. “[…] right now, Fiona and I have no plans to adapt Saga, much less to start casting it, so we haven’t been in communication with any actors.”
But when asked about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Saga comment in the New York Times, both of them said that, as they loved Hamilton when they saw it, they would let Lin-Manuel make a musical about the show whenever he wants.
“BKV: Yeah, I love that column about creators and books in the Times, so I was reading it myself when I saw that epic Saga shout-out. We’ve never spoken with Mr. Miranda, but seeing Hamilton on stage was one of the greatest experiences of my artistic life, and it’s a ridiculous honor to know he reads our work. I know I said we’re not pursuing adaptations, but if Lin-Manuel ever wants to mount a Saga musical, it’s all his, wouldn’t you say, Fiona?
FS: Absolutely! I bet Fard has great pipes.”
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