Mark Millar Talks More About His Role As 20th Century Fox's MARVEL Creative Consultant
The prolific comic book writer and creator talks in detail about his new role as 20th Century Fox's Creative Consultant for their upcoming Marvel slate. He also briefly shares his thoughts on their past films, as well as highly anticipated adaptations, The Wolverine and Fantastic Four.
The news that Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, , Supercrooks, Wolverine: Enemy of the State) had been hired by 20th Century Fox as a creative consultant on their upcoming Marvel adaptations came as music to the ears of fans who were left disappointed by the likes of Elektra and X-Men: The Last Stand. In a 45 minute chat with Word Balloon, the writer has talked more about his role with the studio, even sharing his thoughts on their past, present and future projects. To listen to more of Millar's thoughts on the current state of Marvel and DC, Warner Bros.' planned Justice League movie, and why we won't see Miracle Park anytime soon (as well as a whole lot more), be sure to head on over to the site by clicking on the link below to check out the interview in full.
"The job at Fox is officially "Creative Consultant" and if there's a comparable job, I guess it's probably what Joss is doing over with Marvel Studios. It's very, very exciting. Just as a fan, to be at the heart of something like this is wonderful."
"There have been some poor decisions in the past, but you also have to remember that there have been some excellent ones too. Bryan Singer's X-Men for example, I think revolutionised superhero movies. It pre-dated Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, and I think you forget how close that was chronologically to Batman and Robin! To open with a Holocaust scene in a superhero movie was just unheard of. Fox get a lot of flak for the films which didn't work out, and quite rightly, but you forget that they've done some really great stuff too. I'm thinking specifically of X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men: First Class."
"The team who is running the show over there now I'm very comfortable with. I actually really like everything that they're doing, and they recognise more than anyone the mistakes that they've made in the past and they just want to do right by the fans. Hiring myself was a first step in a number of things that they're planning and they just really want to be respectful to the material I think. X-Men: First Class, which I absolutely loved, just feels like planting the flag for what they're planning to do over the next few years."
"Hiring Josh Trank for Fantastic Four...it could just not be more different than the first Fantastic Four movie from what I've seen so far. Even just as a fan, I'm very, very excited by the level of talent they have on the directors side of things."
"I can't say too much about it right now, but The Wolverine has only just started shooting really, I mean it's been shooting for a few weeks now. I really do like it and I'm really impressed by it. Days of Future Past, which is being written at the moment, is the next one up and at the same time, Fantastic Four is being written right now. In a weird way, it's just the easiest job in the world as I'm surrounded by people who are so good!"
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