What will 20th Century Fox do with the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises?  With both in a bit of a twirl at the moment, the studio has teamed with Mark Millar who will advise the company on future Marvel Comics property films.

It’s way too early to talk about plans just yet, but as you can imagine the idea here is to make exactly the kind of superhero movies you and I want to see most. There literally isn’t a more talented bunch of film-makers to be working with and the team at Fox are incredibly excited about this bold new direction too. I also want to post this here to say thanks for the hundreds of emails I woke up to this morning and the thousand-plus tweets I got overnight from well-wishers. I wish I had time to reply to them all today – I usually reply to most of my tweets @mrmarkmillar – but this morning was an AVALANCHE and so I just wanted to so a big thanks, that I’ve read every one and that they’re hugely appreciated. A highlight, I think, was well-wishes from Stan The Man himself. That’s like the Pope sending a message. Couldn’t have been more exciting.

But my biggest thanks has to go to director Joe Carnahan, I think. It was Joe who suggested me to the bigwigs at Fox for this role as he’s always been a supporter of what I did in comics like The Ultimates and so on. He and Matthew Vaughn – both of whom have a very strong relationship with Fox – really pushed for me to get this gig and I just want to publicly thank them both for their support.

It’s clear that Millar loves comics as much as anyone and will no doubt share his passion with audiences through these movies.

via Hollywood Reporter


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  1. The cynical side of me wants to really go off about this, and how it’s just plain a bad idea, and offer the chance for people involved to eat an entire bag of dicks.

    But, that would be bad form, and I cannot stoop to that level of discourse.

  2. I’m really mixed on this. I thought some of Millar’s Ultimate Fantastic Four was good, but I haven’t been a big fan of his Ultimate X-Men. I think he’s a good writer but probably not THE guy I’d talk to if I wanted an X-Men or a Fantastic Four movie. Honestly, I really thought they’d get John Hickman as a consultant for the Fantastic Four reboot.

    I’m not as angry about this as Matthew. Besides, where would they ever get a bag of dicks in the first place?

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