Fox Hires Mark Millar As Their Marvel Movie Creative Consultant
Fox has hired there own Joss Whedon. In a pretty surprising turn of events, 20th Century Fox has announced that they have made a deal with Mark Millar to be the creative consultant on all of their Marvel based movies.
Millar is no stranger to Marvel, having wrote and helped create the Ultimates universe, Civil War, and the hugely popular Old Man Logan. Now Millar is known for his work under his own banner, Millarworld. Millar will work with Fox and the directors on the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, the Wolverine sequel now in production, and the Fantastic Four reboot by Josh Trank. In a press release with the announcement, Millar had this to say about the opportunity:
As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with both comic-books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as it’s a unique combination of both.
I spent ten years working at Marvel and am really happy with the work I did on the comic side of things so the idea of working with these characters now in a brand new medium is enormously exciting for me. I really like the Fox team, love this bold new direction they have for their franchises and am proud to be working alongside some of modern cinema’s biggest talents.
James Mangold is incredible, Matthew Vaughn’s one of my closest pals and Josh Trank gave us, in my opinion, one of the greatest superhero movies of the last decade with Chronicle. The invitation to join this crew was maybe the coolest phone-call I’ve ever had.
Now I’ve been on record about my less than favorable opinion of Millar’s more recent works, but he does have a real opportunity to make something special of the Fox Marvel movies. It will be interesting to see if they will try to connect that Fox Marvel world like Marvel has done with the movies they make themselves. Details will surely come out as these movies go along and Millar talks about it more in depth. We’ll keep you updated, but for now share your thoughts below!
Source : Bleeding Cool