'The Wolverine' Is Fox Marvel's Answer To 'Iron Man'

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Without Tony Stark, we wouldn't have arrived at "The Avengers." And without Logan, Fox won't arrive at… well, whatever it is they're driving at.

Mark Millar spoke with Comic Book Resources about his plans as Fox Marvel's new creative consultant, leaping praise on Disney and Marvel Studios for their work with Earth's mightiest heroes. In the interview, Millar credited "Iron Man" with much of Marvel's current success, and he has something similar in mind for Fox's future.

"I felt like 'Iron Man' was really the beginning of something for the Marvel Studios movies," he said, "and 'The Wolverine' will be a similar starting point to build a lot off of for the Fox movies."

According to Millar, there are at least ten Marvel movies that Fox is considering at the moment — an impressive number, considering the studio only owns characters rooted in the "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four" universes. But Millar sees endless potential in the stories and characters they can tell on the silver screen.

"X-Force or Cable or Deadpool -- all these amazing characters are things we haven't really gotten to yet," he explained. "You go to any convention in the world, and you'll see 20 people dressed as Deadpool. In a lot of ways, these are Marvel's coolest characters, so I want to remind people of that and build on what we already have. I think there's a great foundation, and just from basic conversations, we've come up with ten movies we could do. These things cost $150 million each to make, so we have to pick and choose what we want to do."

Ask most Marvel fans and they'll tell you that they would prefer to have every single character at the House of Ideas under one roof, but Millar said that there's a downside to Disney having all of the toys.

"People keep saying that they want to see all of the Marvel Universe in one place, but what I try to explain to them is that if Marvel Studios had the rights to all the stuff set up at other studios, they wouldn't have the money to make all the other movies they're making," he said. "You wouldn't be getting 'Guardians of the Galaxy' or 'Ant-Man' because those slots would be filled up with a Wolverine movie or a Fantastic Four movie. There's only a finite amount of movies they can make."

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