VIDEO: Mark Millar On His ‘Superman’ Screenplay And DC

Last week, we posted several comments from “Wanted” and “Kick-Ass” co-creator Mark Millar about the likelihood of seeing his epic, much-discussed “Superman” screenplay arrive on the big screen. Over the weekend, Millar hinted on his message boards that he believed some of the quotes were fabricated, and indicated that details surrounding the project were not presented accurately.

“I don’t think I said they couldn’t afford me now,” wrote Millar. “If I did I was joking because writing Superman would be a massive payday so if I said that I was obviously laughing at the time. It’s possible though as I like being glib.”

In the interest of presenting all the facts and letting readers judge for themselves, we’ve posted video from the portion of the interview in question (conducted during this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego).

While we regret any misunderstanding or miscommunication regarding Millar’s comments (we’re all big fans of his work here at Splash Page HQ), we stand by our report.

We would also like to note that our information regarding Millar pitching his “Superman” project to WB was based on statements from Millar himself, published in other outlets and on his own message boards. Millar previously discussed his desire to pitch WB on a “Superman” movie in October 2007, then followed-up with an update of the project’s status and WB’s response a few days later.

(We’ve linked to the text of both posts on SuperHeroHype, as they’ve since been removed from Millar’s message boards.)

Any misunderstanding or confusing phrasing regarding Millar’s statements is certainly unfortunate, but we stand by our report as it was presented. We also welcome any clarification or follow-up from Millar himself.

As of posting time, requests for comment from Mark Millar have not received a response.