Mark Millar Shares His Thoughts On The Avengers And "Saturation" Of CBM's!
Below are a few excerpts from the interview conducted by STV. To read the whole thing, and see the video version, be sure to follow the link to the site by clicking below!
In a recent interview, the acclaimed comic book writer brings up some interesting points about how The Avengers might result in the failure of future comic book movies...
On Why He Think That Studios Will Continue Making Comic Book Movies:
"The movies are making more and more money. Dark Knight made more than twice what Batman Begins made, and Dark Knight Rises is on track to make over a billion dollars as well, I’d imagine. So they’ll keep making them as long as they keep making money."
On When And Why He Thinks The Comic Book Movie Trend Will Start To Fade:
"I’ve always said 2015 is when it’ll start to fizzle out, because the biggest ones are yet to come. Next year you have all the Marvel franchises coming together in one movie, called The Avengers, and it’s directed by a great guy, Joss Whedon. You’re going to have Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, all in one film."
On Why The Avengers Might Effect Future Movie Adaptations:
"Where I think it’s going to be difficult is once you’ve done that thing of putting all those characters in one film...you know, it’s like having Harry Potter, James Bond and Spider-Man all in one movie. I think what’ll be difficult then is to try and top that because people want to see it get bigger."
"So I anticipate things starting to slow down round about 2014 and 2015. I think that’s when it will really start to flat line a bit and we’re going to see our first failures."
What do you guys think about Millar's comments? While I can't imagine The Avengers being anything other than a huge success, he might have a point about regular moviegoers losing interest when we start seeing films based on characters like Iron Fist and Doctor Strange. Although us comic book fans will be glad to see them, how can they hope to compete with something as epic as The Avengers? Be sure to share your thoughts on this in the usual place!
The Avengers is set to be released on May 4, 2012. Adaptations of Mark Millar's Nemesis, Superior and Kick-Ass 2 are expected to be released within the next few years.
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