Mark Millar Talks More About Creating A Cohesive Marvel Universe For 20th Century Fox

Mark Millar (20th Century Fox's Creative Consultant on their upcoming Marvel slate) talks more here about his 3/4 year plan to build a cohesive comic book universe for the studio, teasing possible spin-off's and dismissing the need for any unnecessary cameos. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/9/2012
Talking to Empire Online in their latest podcast, Mark Millar has let slip a few more details about his role as Fox's Creative Consultant. The only films we know about right now are James Mangold's The Wolverine, Matthew Vaughn Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past and Josh Trank's Fantastic Four. However, it sounds as if there are possibly a few other films being planned as a part of Millar's 3/4 year plan. You can listen to the whole interview by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page, but be sure to sound off with your thoughts on the comments below in the usual place!


"Fox are thinking, 'We're sitting on some really awesome things here. There is another side of the Marvel Universe. Let's try and get some cohesiveness going.' So they brought me in to oversee that really. To meet with the writers and directors to suggest new ways we could take this stuff and new properties that could spin out of it."

"The X-Men feels like a universe by itself; there's so many characters and so many great potential spin-off characters. They asked me to come in and work out a plan, so unfortunately at this point I can't get too specific. I DO have a three to four year plan of where things could go, but you know, I'll be working with guys like Matthew and Josh Trank (the new director of 'Fantastic Four') and just figuring out how everything can work together and not contradict each other."

"But I also don't want to make it too much of a mess either, with everyone showing up in everyone else's films. What my dream is, as a fan, is that when you go and see any Marvel movie that it feels as if they're all taking place in the one universe like in the comics."


Source: Empire Online
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CoulsonLives - 11/9/2012, 5:11 AM
Now if only Disney can buy this...
MrSundayMovies - 11/9/2012, 5:18 AM
I think he'll do a fine job with the materials. It'd be nice if it was one big cohesive marvel universe, but hey, that's how it goes.
Jollem - 11/9/2012, 5:19 AM
sounds like good stuff
BruceLeroy - 11/9/2012, 5:22 AM
It's still hilarious how Fox wants to do this all of a sudden. They never gave two [frick]ks before about cohesiveness. Now they seem so gung ho about it lol.
gambgel - 11/9/2012, 5:35 AM
Great to know that there is a plan already in the works.

Would be surprising if they end revealing a new spin-off after The Wolverine.
FireKnightRises - 11/9/2012, 5:42 AM
LOL they're really think they can copy Marvel studios success with creating second half ass MCU
marvel72 - 11/9/2012, 5:45 AM
wouldn't it be great if mark millar was told by disney/marvel to infiltrate & sabotage fox comic book movie plans & then they had to sell the rights back to marvel. :D

mission one:kick vaughn off x-men days of future past.(mission accomplished)
CoulsonLives - 11/9/2012, 5:49 AM
@gambel Deadpool maybe?
calin88 - 11/9/2012, 5:49 AM
Just reboot the X-Men already
gambgel - 11/9/2012, 5:51 AM
Deadpool is more dead than hitler, lol

Its pretty clear that Fox wants to try a Marvel type mega saga. Not on the same level, but something similar, with more movies than just X-men and F4.

I think they have a new proyect under their hands, but cant reveal it yet, for some reason
CoulsonLives - 11/9/2012, 5:52 AM
@marvel72 LOL
CoulsonLives - 11/9/2012, 5:56 AM
Better... Sell it to Disney!
IRONRED - 11/9/2012, 5:57 AM
Maybe the thing i am going to say is just stupid but.... isn't any chance of making a MARVEL cinematic Uvierse deal, between all companies involved (Marvel, Sony, Fox)??? wouldn't that be a good idea for all of them? wouldn't that make more profits for everyone???
CoulsonLives - 11/9/2012, 5:58 AM
^Great idea! But Fox isn't as willing to do so as Sony...
NorrinRaddical - 11/9/2012, 5:59 AM
@MARVELPSYCHO79
he could do that easily with his writing
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 6:13 AM
Come on MARVEL and go ahead and buy these cats out!
If DISNEY can blow the dough to get Lucas Film and be in negotiations with Hasbro, surely purchasing CHARACTER rights will be a lot less than those deals!
So much opportunity to make millions and keep FANS and casual moviegoers happy!
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 6:22 AM
And not to be a hater and all, but I don't see all the hype in having the rights to the X-Men franchise and the Fantastic Four.
I mean, The X-Men alone is massive, but trying to combine or show that the X-Men & Fantastic Four live within a cohesive universe is pointless because they really don't go together.
I could see if it were The X-Men & The Avengers, but The X-Men and FF4???
That's like saying you're excited about going to Mickey D's and gettin a #1 combo meal and goin over to Taco Bell and gettin a couple thangs from their Dollar menu.
I mean, yeah you're gonna get full, but the $hit really just don't go together.
Ya know? lol
I mean, you got some stuff
fortycals - 11/9/2012, 6:23 AM
I love it when everyone says the way Marvel Studios did it was the way to go. Then when other companies do it, ask why are they copying marvel. Its better for them to copy success than it is to copy failure. Fox actually owns a big piece of marvel, probably bigger than what marvel has the rights to. They sheer number of mutants in the xverse dwarves the avengers numbers. Dont forget although the F4 might be small, they have the best marvel villians save a few avengers villians. The fox properties screw up the mcu stories more than the other way around. Fox could do a better telling of the onslaught arc, than MS can do of civil war, property wise that is. Dont even get me started on the cosmic side that fox can use. The ff are where most of marvels cosmic side comes from. Fox has a chance to rewrite all the wrongs they have made in the past, and i hope they succeed.
fortycals - 11/9/2012, 6:31 AM
@fublu
I just dont get how you say that xmen and f4 dont fit together. Storm has been a member of the f4. Sue and storm have always worked well together. Franklin is a mutant. Have you ever heard of onslaught. They have alot of ties together. hell wolvie even plays poker with the thing.
LFANCH - 11/9/2012, 6:32 AM
@FUBLU I totally agree with you. All they will manage to do is crap out some X-men vs. fantastic 4 bullshit. I have no idea what else you could possibly call that movie.
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 6:34 AM
@fortycals:
You make a good point, but IMO FOX & Mark Miller will need to clean the JACKED up slate completely and start from the drawing board or... make original stories that are not really comic book related.
Be it MARVEL Studios or FOX (not Sony) needs the rights to all characters so that we can get a good visual telling of ALL MARVEL characters.
With the stuff you've mentioned, ALL of these characters need to be under the same umbrella because each studio is having to skip, jump around, and F^*k Up movies to tell stories similar and true to the books.
Spock - 11/9/2012, 6:40 AM
@ Fortycals & FUBLU
u guys make a good point but don't forget Marvel couldn't use Silver Surfer in Planet Hulk, they had to go with Beta Ray Bill. Besides don't forget Marvel stated themselves they don't want to give Fox anymore property's to use. I would love to see a more fluid MCU W/FOX.

WHAT happen to FF &Daredevil going back to Marvel, did I miss something?
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 6:43 AM
@fortycals:
The stuff you're mentioning are "pennies" compared to the potential "DOLLARS" that could be told with what I'm referring to.
I'm familiar wit the characters you're talking about, but "Come On Man... come on." lol
You know as well as I do that if anything, FF fit more so with the Avengers than the X-Men.

Going back to my food analogies... (yall can tell a brotha skipped breakfast this morning. lol)

Having the FF franchise with the Avengers would go together like goings back to Mickey D's and ordering a #1 Combo Meal and gettin some of dem cookies to go with 'em. lol

I ain't even a really big FF fan, but adding them to the Avengers franchise would be a nice little novelty.
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 6:50 AM
@fettastic:
If I remember correctly, MARVEL tried to cut a deal to get Silver Surfer and Galactus back to collaborate within their soon to be tellings of the cosmic aspect of the MCU, but it didn't fall through. (I don't think)???
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 6:51 AM
@Spock:
And if i'm not mistaken, Daredevil did go back to MARVEL Studios.
CoulsonLives - 11/9/2012, 6:55 AM
Galactus isn't back at Marvel... Just Daredevil.
IgnurRant - 11/9/2012, 6:57 AM
IMO They should just fous on creating an X-Men universe with it's own spin offs. No need to really invlude the F4.
Spock - 11/9/2012, 6:59 AM
@ Fettastic, FUBLU & SNAILFLIES! THANKS!
TheAbomination - 11/9/2012, 7:00 AM
Disney needs to just buy back the fu*cking rights already so that Marvel movies can literally have on cohesive universe.
TheMarvelWay - 11/9/2012, 7:07 AM
Fox couldve really used Daredevil to give a greater feel to their 1/2 of the Marvel Universe.
They should consider talking to Sony about using Spider-Man, FF and X-Men together.
Spideyguy94 - 11/9/2012, 7:11 AM
I'd rather have x-men stay at fox because in the comics the x-men have kinda got there own little pocket universe anyway, and by the time DOFP is out we'll have had 7 x-men movies by then, at this point having them at marvel studios is just gonna create problems, marvel studios has got there hands full as it is adding x-men which is such a massive universe is going to stop them bringing out smaller films like guardians of the galaxy ant man dr strange black panther etc. The only property I'd like to see them to get is FF because with the tone set up in the mcu the FF would fit in perfectly.
Spock - 11/9/2012, 7:12 AM
Fox movies haven't been the greatest & I still glad to see them. But I still can't get over the following errors:

1. Galactus Cloud
2. Rogue being a young girl w/relation to Iceman
3. Colin Farrell portrail of Bullseye
4. Electra movie
5. Deadpool Baraka WTF WAS THAT!
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 7:13 AM
I'm with you IgnurRant. If FOX just really wants to make a point of putting out some good comic films.

I personally feel Mark Millar could do an awesome job with assisting with this stuff, but I'm wondering about marvel72's comment.
Verdict is still out on that one. lol
Lets see how this Days of Future Past goes and I'll be able to really indulge on that one.

FOX has a BIG opportunity to recreate/fix things with this DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Movie.
They better come with it or else this could really end up becoming a big heap of cow paty.
superotherside - 11/9/2012, 7:20 AM
Buy Fox Disney! I still don't trust this Fox. Sorry. Please Disney save us from having to put up with stupid films! BUY FOX NOW!
Funsize - 11/9/2012, 7:25 AM
I know this might never happen but what if Disney traded the Star Wars movie rights for Fox's marvel properties?? I love Disney a lot and they have done very well with their purchased properties but I can't picture Disney making a Star Wars movie and I don't think they should. Its only wishful thinking though cuz i really dont want Fox ever makiing a marvel universe
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 7:34 AM
@ fettastic: You're Right. That's it!

@fearitself: I AM W/YOU 100%!!! If nothin else at least The X-Men. Soooooooo much potential!
FUBLU - 11/9/2012, 7:38 AM
@MischiefKnight95:
Too many $$$ invested into that deal. I doubt we'll see somethin like that just to get some comic characters back, but hey what do I know.
My degree is in General Studies not Business. lol
fortycals - 11/9/2012, 7:46 AM
@fublu
I agree that having all of the rights under Marvel would be the best for all of the characters. I just dont think it will happen any time soon. No matter how much disney could offer fox/sony for the rights it would never compare to the earning potential in the long run.

I think in the comics, all of the big three teams have been well intergrated over the years to the point that they mix pretty well with each other. Beast and reed, could go together just as well as stark and banner. They have in the past. Reed and sue have a very powerful mutant son. They have tied all of their characters together very well, with all kinds of relationships in and out of combat.

An onslaught movie would be a beast. F all that xmen vs. f4 stuff. Xavier/magneto/franklin would be one of the most powerful villians we have ever seen on screen. I would also like to see Fox take it cosmic. They can use the Kree(inhumans), shair, and skrulls if they wanted. thats something the mcu couldnt do. They could use better than half of the annihilators(ronan,sufer,gladiator) and throw in BlackBolt for good measure. We could see cable and sufer battle in a C&DP movie. Plain old school team up movies would be crazy, a iceman/torch, a sue/storm, a Wolvie/thing, or franklin/rachel summers. The possiblities are crazy deep, if fox gets it stuff together.
fortycals - 11/9/2012, 7:53 AM
also forgot HoM could be done to. they would miss characters but have all the characters that mattered
Funsize - 11/9/2012, 7:53 AM
Is there even a list of all the marvel characters fox owns? They cant have every single cosmic character.
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