Comic Book author Mark Millar ("Kick Ass") has been hired to consult with 20th Century Fox on the development of their Marvel properties.
Millar has been understandably enthused by the assignment and has been sharing a bit of his excitement with his fans via twitter and his website.
"In all seriousness, this is the biggest thing that's ever happened to me & I really want these movies to be as phenomenal as possible," the author tweeted.
Adding the following on his message boards:
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."
Millar has written the following Marvel comic properties: Civil War, Ultimate X-Men, Wolverine: Old Man Logan,Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four and The Ultimates.
Fox has the following film's in development: "The Wolverine", the sequel to "X-Men: First Class", "X-Men: Days of Future Past", in development with Matthew Vaughn and the "Fantastic Four" reboot with "Chronicle" director Josh Trank.
It will be interesting to see what, if any, cohesive tone Fox begins to strike with these films.
We will keep you updated as details emerge.
Source: Coming Soon
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