Mark Millar Talks About His New Role As Fox’s Marvel Superhero Consultant

When Mark Millar was announced as having taken up the role of consultant on Fox’s Marvel superhero movies, it was perfect timing for SFX. Y’see, the next print edition, issue 228 on sale Wednesday 17 October, will be a superhero movie preview special. So we immediately got Mark on the blower to chat to him about his new job.

Here’s just a little bit of the interview, which was literally conducted only hours after the announcement, so Mark Millar was at pains to point out that a lot of what he said was his own personal opinion and not studio policy:

“Fox have said that they want to build a cohesive universe and I’d personally like this to work in complement to the Marvel one. It would be cool if these universes didn’t contradict each other so if you went to see Spidey, The Avengers, the X-Men, etc, as a viewer you would have no idea that all three are coming from different studios. I’d love to make it look like they’re all just happening in one place.

“I don’t think it’s something anyone would want to rush into. Following that Marvel model, we want to establish things first. If you had a Fantastic Four relaunch, and Wolverine and the X-Men were in it, I think it would distract you from the Fantastic Four. You can make people aware that they’re existing in the same universe without making it a big crossover movie but it would be an injustice to the Fantastic Four not to make their first movie all about them.”

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