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Friday, September 28, 2012 

Marvel/Fox studios hire Mark Millar to consult X-Men/FF movies

I can't believe this, but Fox Studios has hired Mark Millar to be a consultant for future X-Men and Fantastic Four movies. The press release they published says:
Marking an expanded commitment to some of its most important franchises, Twentieth Century Fox has brought on comics superstar Mark Millar to serve as a creative consultant on the studio’s upcoming projects based on Marvel Comics properties.

Millar wrote several celebrated Marvel books such as The Ultimates, Civil War and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, before moving on to found Millarworld (millarworld.tv), where he continues to develop existing film franchise titles Wanted and Kick-Ass, as well as newer comic properties The Secret Service, Superior, and Nemesis — the latter also in development at Fox. Millar will work with Fox on developing new avenues for its “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” tentpoles.
I don't think they'd be very celebrated today. Civil War was one of the most needless, politicized crossovers of all time, and in the Ultimates, he dredged up the Hank Pym-as-spousal-abuser storyline just a couple issues into the series. Why would he be considered suitable for supervising the future movie adaptations they make? Even if his involvement didn't result in an R-rated bloodfest, he could still influence them to add alienating elements, even political. By the end of the day, what mainly matters is that with his resume, he's simply not the kind of writer whose name inspires excitement.

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