Mark Millar is kicking ass and taking names not just with his own Millarworld adaptations, but with the Marvel Comics side of Hollywood as well.
It’s not the Marvel Studios universe he’s joining, however. The acclaimed comic book writer has been tapped by 20th Century Fox to serve as a creative consultant on their upcoming films based on Marvel characters, including the “X-Men” movies and “Fantastic Four.”
“We are excited to be working with Mark,” Fox’s Emma Watts said in a press release announcing Millar’s new role. “In addition to his groundbreaking Marvel work, he is simply one of the most original voices in comics today and will be an invaluable resource to us and to our filmmakers as we look for fresh opportunities to innovate within our shared Marvel universe.”
“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,” added Millar. “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.”
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