Mark Millar is no stranger to comic book films, having seen two of his well known works, Kick-Ass and Wanted already adapted to the big screen.
And it seems that Fox are keen to use Millar’s knowledge of comics in the future of their X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, with the studio having finalized a deal with Millar, seeing him sign on as their ‘creative consultant’ on their two Marvel properties.
Details below the break.
Fox holds the rights to both X-Men and Fantastic Four almost indefinitely. As long as they are making films using the properties, they retain control over them. Indeed, after the success of X-Men: First Class, the sequel is now under development, whilst Josh Trank has also been brought in to relaunch the Fantastic Four, with production rumoured to start next spring.
Millar of course is well versed with both properties, having written numerous titles for Marvel, including Ultimate X-Men and Fantastic Four, and according to Fox’s official press release, has been brought in to “work with Fox on developing new avenues for its ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ tentpoles.”
Millar has also released a statement confirming the deal, expressing his excitement:
“As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with both comic-books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as it’s a unique combination of both.”
For Millar’s statement in full, check out the source.