Mark Millar was announced as Fox‘s movie consultant for all their Marvel properties late last year. Shortly after the announcement Millar started making the rounds talking about his involvement with the movies and how he had spoken with Wolverine director James Mangold, the Fantastic Four reboot team, and original Days of Future Past director Matthew Vaughn. Millar and Vaughn are big buddies, so that wasn’t a surprise. What was a surprise was when Vaughn stepped down from directing the First Class sequel and Bryan Singer stepped in. In a new interview with Bleeding Cool, Singer confirms some earlier rumors we had heard about Mark Millar’s lack of involvement with the film. It also sounds like the director is in no rush to chat it up with Fox’s consultant either.
Bleeding Cool posted a little more of their interview with Singer. The site asked Singer to talk about what Mark Millar did for the film and how the consultant relationship works. It turns out he wasn’t involved at all and Singer wasn’t even sure what Millar’s job was anyway:
I’ve not spoken to Mark Millar at all. He’s not involved. I don’t know what his role is about. All I know is that I have my own specific beliefs about how to take this universe forward. I started with the first X-Men, then First Class and now I am combining them and I think it could go further than that and I have some ideas about that, so perhaps he should chat to me at some point.
Singer sounds like he isn’t too big on getting Millar’s notes. The director seems to have his own direction for the X-Men universe in mind and wants to stick to it. It’s hard to tell since we can’t hear Singer’s tone when he said it, but the two men may not be very chummy with each other. Millar isn’t involved with this film, but in fairness it sounds like the majority of his work will start with the Fantastic Four reboot. What do you think about Singer’s comments? Do you think he and Millar should meet?
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Source : Bleeding Cool