‘Wolverine’ Talk: Mark Millar On The First 10 Minutes, Christopher McQuarrie On His Original Draft

It’s no surprise to hear that Mark Millar’s most-anticipated movie of 2013 is an adaptation his own comic book, “Kick-Ass 2.” But right up there on that list is Fox’s long-awaited “The Wolverine,” a movie that Millar thinks is “going to surprise people.”

“The script is amazing and [James] Mangold is such a brilliant director,” Millar wrote on his website. “Seen the first 10 mins and it looks like David Lean doing a superhero movie. This [is] the one that’s going to surprise people. This and First Class were Year Zero for the Fox Marvel movies as far as I’m concerned.”

Elsewhere, Screen Rant spoke with “Jack Reacher” director Christopher McQuarrie about his original script for “The Wolverine.” McQuarrie wrote a draft when Darren Aronofsky was still attached to direct, and he opened up a bit about his vision for the project.

“It was an X-Men movie – it was a Marvel movie – but it existed very much in a real world. And more than anything, I love it for the very fact that – at least in the script I wrote – he was the only mutant in the movie,” he said. “It was what you’d imagine the Wolverine universe to be under the control of somebody who wrote ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Way of the Gun’ and is a fan of Sergio Leone. It was Kurosawa’s Wolverine. There was a real romance to it, there was real humor to it, and a very straightforward sort of plain-faced brutality to it. I’m hoping they preserve that.”

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