Mark Millar, the man responsible for crafting the Kick-Ass comic book series, will now oversee all Marvel movies for 20th Century Fox, according to the Latino Review. Although details about which movies Millar will be working on remains to be seen, the man himself took to his website to discuss what fans can hope to see from his recent partnership with the studio.
“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,” the comic book creator wrote in a post on Millar World. He added that he wishes he had time to respond to all of his fans individually.
Mark Millar credits his employment with 20th Century Fox to A-Team and The Grey director Joe Carnahan. “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 explained.
According to Coming Soon, 20th Century Fox already has a number of superhero movies in the wings. In addition to director Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, the studio is presently working on a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine as well as the forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot powered by the talents of Chronicle filmmaker Josh Trank.
Are you excited about Mark Millar’s involvement with Fox? What superhero movies would you like to see the Kick-Ass creator produce?