UPDATE: Did Mark Millar Turn Down Writing X-Men 4?

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Mark Millar says he has turned down writing responsibilities for the upcoming X-Men 4, but Fox denies the writer's claim!

UPDATE: Fox responds to Mark Millar's claim -

According to BleedingCool.com, Fox says that while they did have a high level discussion with Millar about the future of the X universe on screen, they never offered him a position with X-Men 4. In fact there is no work being done on X-Men 4 at this time. Jamie Moss is lined up to write X-Men: First Class.

Fox did say that they would like to work with Millar in the future.

Thanks to /Film I just found an extremely interesting post from Mark Millar on Millarworld message boards. This from the man who brought us Wanted and Kick Ass.......


...but I turned it down.

Why? I love the X-Men movies. The exec at Fox also seemed like a really smart guy who knows exactly what worked and didn't work about the earlier trilogy. He has an abiding love for the comics and knew my work better than I did. I have no doubt he's going to put together an amazing movie here because the people he's talking about behind the camera are all friends and heroes of mine. He also offered me massive scope with the story and I have an idea I really like, something that takes the franchise in a really fresh direction.

But you know what?

I'm having so much fun creating my own characters and enjoying the control this gives you over the comic-books and the movies that handling an established franchise eems odd to me now. It's tempting, SO tempting for a guy who's been a fanboy as long as he can remember, but I need to stick to my guns. I want to create the NEXT generation of superheroes over the next few years and going back would, I think, be a mistake.

Vaughn is being offered everything you can imagine too in the wake of Kick-Ass, but we both agreed that keeping complete control is what made Kick-Ass such an amazing experience for both of us. Six big producers have now come forward for Nemesis (I've always said I'm holding off until April 17th before I let CAA take this out) and Vaughn and I already have our next movie planned out, based on a book I'm doing with Leinil Francis Yu in September.

But it's still the friggin' X-Men, guys. Have I gone mad? Was it nuts to turn this down?


I don't understand why he would feel like he should share this with the world given the secrecy surrounding most CBM's these days.

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