Mark Millar On How OLD MAN LOGAN Can Work Without Marvel Studios Characters

Mark Millar On How OLD MAN LOGAN Can Work Without Marvel Studios Characters

Mark Millar On How OLD MAN LOGAN Can Work Without Marvel Studios Characters

From Black Bolt to Hulk and Spider-Bitch, Old Man Logan was crammed full of characters who aren't allowed to appear in Fox's X-Men Universe. So, what does that mean for the 2017 Wolverine movie which is thought to be a loose adaptation of the hit story? Well...

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Hugh Jackman seemingly confirmed that 2017's Wolverine movie is going to be an adaptation of Old Man Logan. Of course, there's no way it can ever be a faithful adaptation (unless Fox teams up with Marvel Studios, and that probably isn't going to be happening any time soon) due to the sheer amount of characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who factor into the story. As it turns out though, that's not something which is worrying comic book writer and Fox creative consultant, Mark Millar. "They're not important to the story," he told IGN in a recent interview. "The way I worked that thing is I actually structured it as, I broke it down mechanically - I figured out going from this part of America to that part of America and what he would encounter along the way, and then I added in the adversities later."

"Basically Wolverine doing The Road movie is the important thing and he has a friend [a blind Hawkeye] with him," Millar continues. "But that friend could be Cyclops and he could be blind by the fact that his ruby-quartz visor is broken and he has to keep his eyes closed the whole time and everything, but still insists on driving the car they're crossing America with. There's lots of stuff. Instead of the Hulk, you could have the Blob or something." The Kick-Ass creator isn't wrong, as many of the characters could indeed be replaced by X-Men characters. It's still a shame though that we won't get to see Wolverine battling the Red Skull or the massive skeleton of the fallen Giant-Man! "Honestly, the continuity stuff is the most boring side of it. I kind of like it, keeping it in the X-Men universe a little, too, because comic fans are different from the mainstream world. I know this stuff backwards because I've lived my whole life loving this stuff, but most people don't know all the minutia and everything so I think keeping it simplified and keeping it generally X-Men universe is a smarter thing to do." What do you guys think? 
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