Mark Millar Calls The Justice League Movie A Good Way To Lose $200 Million


justice league bannerMark Millar is never at a loss for words. The writer has been out and about sharing his opinions on all manner of things since he landed the job as Fox’s creative consultant for their Marvel movies. In a recent interview with SciFi Now, the scribe touched on why he thinks the long gestating Justice League movie will be a big failure.

While touching on DC‘s plans for expanding their movie universe after the upcoming Man of Steel, Millar said DC has an uphill battle with their core members. One of the most confusing things he said was that the characters were out of date.

I actually think the big problem for them is the characters are just too out of date. The characters were created 75 years ago, even the newest major character was created 68 years ago, so they’re in a really weird time.

Most comic book characters were created in or around the 1960s so it’s hard to grasp his point about the times in which the characters were created. Millar does try to back up his claims by giving character specific problems. Hegreen lantern touched on Green Lantern:

Now the stuff I grew up with… I adored the DC stuff growing up but really, how do you do a movie about Green Lantern? His power is that he manifests green plasma from his imagination and uses them as weapons against someone? Even that in itself if you just imagine then watching a fight scene with a guy who’s like a hundred feet away making plasma manifestations fight someone – it’s not exactly raucous, getting up close and personal.

flashThe Flash:

The Flash has door handles on the side of his mask and if he doesn’t wear that mask, I’ll be pissed off, you know what I mean? They’re in a weird, weird situation – if you’ve got a guy who moves at the speed of light up against the Weather Wizard and Captain Cold or whatever, then your movie’s over in two seconds.

aquamanAnd Aquaman:

You can get away with stuff in comics that in live action’s just a bit sucky – the best one is definitely Aquaman. Aquaman can’t even talk under water. If you think about it in comics it’s fine, you just have a speech balloon, but how do you have Atlantis and people talking under water? Are they gonna talking telepathically? Is it going to be body forms? The actual logistics of each member of the Justice League is disastrous, and you put them all together and I think you get an excellent way of losing $200 million.

Notice there’s no complaints with the big three: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Mark Millar does have a point as to questioning DC‘s plans for Justice League though, many fans are asking those same questions and wondering if DC and Warner Bros. can pull it off. All of his other comments sound like needless slams at the competition since he’s also trying to pull together a messy situation of his own with Fox. It’s very much worth noting that while at DC Millar wrote The Flash and Justice League of America. But then again Millar’s work as of late has been about the shock factor. Maybe the man is just trying to get a rise out of people, he is a good showman. You have to give him that. What do you think about Millar’s comments? Do you agree with his assessment of the Leaguers?

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