by Brett White
Mark Millar, the comic book writer behind “Kick-Ass” and Marvel’s “Civil War,” has given “X-Men: Days of Future Past” high praise in a post on his Millarworld forums. Millar, who acts as Fox’s Creative Consultant on the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, took to his messageboard with the update after finishing a chat with X-Director Bryan Singer.
“’Days of Future-Past’ is potentially the biggest and most ambitious superhero movie ever made,” Millar revealed. “I’ve seen this coming together in various stages, but now they’re only weeks away from shooting it’s really catching fire. I’ll catch Bry in person before he heads to Montreal next month when I’m seeing Wolvie and we can chat a little more about the Fox grand plan.”
We could jump to a not-too-crazy conclusion that that means “X-Men: Days of Future Past” sets up a big future for the Fox franchise, one so big that it necessitates a “grand plan.”
Millar also teased a big announcement in the coming weeks, saying: “There’s a very exciting announcement you guys will hear about over the coming months (if not before).” Exactly what that announcement could be seems like enough material for a whole other post, so we’ll unpack that there. But judging by Millar’s update, it appears as if Fox is dead set on giving Marvel a run for their money when it comes to comic book films. And if a competition to out-awesome each other starts, we’re all winners.
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