The biggest reason why the world hasn’t seen The Last Starfighter 2 yet has to do with issues surrounding the rights to the property. It’s a tangled mess, but Jonathan Beteul, who wrote the screenplay for the film all those years ago, is still optimistic. Talking to Yahoo, he said:
This gets tied up in all kinds of stuff [regarding] what the next step is, and I’m working on that right now… There are a lot of things going on that will see the light of day. It’s complicated, it’s great, it’s a privilege, and it’s going to be taken care of… It’s good to be working with a team that wants to see it go. I think that the story deserves to continue.