With “The Wolverine” in theaters this year and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” hitting the big screen next May, now is a great time to discuss the work of writer Chris Claremont. The writer, who guided the X-Franchise from 1975 to 1991, was responsible—along with undeniable help from artists Frank Miller and John Byrne—for penning the storylines that served as the jumping off point for the two feature films. MTV Geek caught up with Claremont at Wizard World Chicago, where he revealed that he’s been asked to play a small role in next year’s mutant movie.
“I’ve been asked to kind of, maybe be around for a little consultation,” said Claremont when asked about “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” “I won’t have a lot of input at all, but it’s nice that they asked. I’m looking forward to seeing it on screen. It was fun to write, and fun to see what John Byrne and Terry Austin did [with the art], and now we get to see what it’s like on the big screen.”
Claremont also had thoughts about “The Wolverine,” a character that he left his mark on. “I loved it. It was a lot of fun. I mean, it may not have been the Wolverine I thought of, but it’s still Wolverine. It was a lot of fun and I’m glad to see these characters having their day in the sun on a bigger stage than in the comics.”
Be sure to check out the rest of the interview over at MTV Geek, where you can find out if Claremont’s interested in having Stan Lee-esque cameos in Fox’s films.