Fox Hires Kick-Ass Creator Mark Millar As Consultant For Its Marvel Movies
Could The X-Men films suddenly be full of swearing? Will The Fantastic Four have 18-rated violence? Of course not. We’re just going all a bit tabloid and gratuitously pigeon-holing someone just because their most famous work is Kick-Ass. But bottom Line is: Fox has just announced that it’s hired one of the hottest comic creators around, Mark Millar (The Ultimates, Wanted, The Authority, Superman: Red Son), as a consultant on its Marvel movies.
“Marking an expanded commitment to some of its most important franchises, Twentieth Century Fox has brought on comics superstar Mark Millar to serve as a creative consultant on the studio’s upcoming projects based on Marvel Comics properties,” goes the press release.
“Millar wrote several celebrated Marvel books such as The Ultimates, Civil War and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, before moving on to found Millarworld, where he continues to develop existing film franchise titles Wanted and Kick-Ass, as well as newer comic properties The Secret Service, Superior, and Nemesis – the latter also in development at Fox. Millar will work with Fox on developing new avenues for its X-Men and Fantastic Four tentpoles.
““As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with both comic-books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as it’s a unique combination of both,’ stated Millar. ‘I spent ten years working at Marvel and am really happy with the work I did on the comic side of things so the idea of working with these characters now in a brand new medium is enormously exciting for me. I really like the Fox team, love this bold new direction they have for their franchises and am proud to be working alongside some of modern cinema’s biggest talents. James Mangold [who’s directing The Wolverine] is incredible, Matthew Vaughn [X-Men: Days Of Future Past] is one of my closest pals and Josh Trank [Fantastic Four] gave us, in my opinion, one of the greatest superhero movies of the last decade with Chronicle. The invitation to join this crew was maybe the coolest phone-call I’ve ever had.’”
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