In an age where literally every Marvel and DC character headlines a major television or film project, it’s no small irony that the greatest comic book of the millennium thus far is definitely not headed to a multiplex or Netflix queue at any point in the foreseeable future.
Creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have likely left millions of bucks on the table by insisting their sprawling sci-fi fantasy Saga exist exclusively in ink and pulp-form. That decision might disappoint fans who wish to wax speculative on who Hollywood should cast as the voice of Lying Cat, but eh, maybe not eveeeerything needs to be a TV show?
Nevertheless, Vulture breaks the news that Vaughan and Staples are down to consider one, pretty specific live action-adaption.
Hamilton creator/composer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently told the New York Times that he’s a big time Saga fan. This revelation left the team who placed Prince Robot IV into our collective consciousness positively tickled.
“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,” says Vaughan. “I know I said we’re not pursuing adaptations, but if Lin-Manuel ever wants to mount a Saga musical, it’s all his.”
“Absolutely!” adds Staples. “I bet Fard has great pipes.”
The artist, of course, refers to the monolithic ogre with disproportionately large testicles who appeared in either the first or second Saga arc, if memory serves.
As we’re technically a news outlet, it would be irresponsible to report that Saga: The Musical is an entity our readers should expect to come to fruition considering no plans have been made at all. But we can report, as an objective fact, that if Saga got made into a musical, that would be fucking awesome. We wouldn’t care if tickets wound up costing $500 a pop and the show got panned by every theater critic in New York.
If by some fluke Vaughan, Staples, or Miranda are reading this, let me speak directly to them and say MAKE THIS THING AND TAKE OUR MONEY FOR THE LOVE OF GAWD.