It was recently announced that comic book writer Mark Millar was hired by Fox to be a creative consultant on the Marvel properties they are developing for the big screen. These franchises include X-Men and Fantastic Four. Millar is incredibly excited about his new role and hit up his Twitter account telling his fans,
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.
He then added some more detailed thoughts on his message board saying,
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.
I've enjoyed reading Millar's work over the years. He's a very talented guy with fun and creative ideas. I'm looking forward to seeing what he ends up bringing to the table. It would be so cool to see Fox end up developing some great Marvel films. With the properties they own, we've always known they've had badass potential, Millar could be the key to unlocking it.
Millar is well-known for writing the Marvel event Civil War, Ultimate X-Men, Wolverine: Old Man Logan,Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and The Ultimates as well as the Wanted and Kick-Ass series.
Are you looking forward to seeing what Millar is planning?