Millar, who is a Scottish comic book writer, is a preeminent figure in the graphic novel world, having scribed The Authority, Spider-Man, Kick-Ass, Wanted, and Ultimate Fantastic Four.
“I’ve not spoken to Mark Millar at all,” says Singer. “He’s not involved. I don’t know what his role is about. All I know is that I have my own specific beliefs about how to take this universe forward.”
Singer then went on to discuss his previous work with the franchise, stating, “I started with the first X-Men, then First Class, and now I am combining them and I think it could go further than that and I have some ideas about that, so perhaps he should chat to me at some point.”
However, Millar doesn’t look like he will meddle in the production after he discussed his respect for Singer. “Of course, he is Mr. X-Men and he knows exactly how everything works. Just look at these first two X-Men movies: despite the huge cast of character it all came together really well,” stated Millar.
The writer added, “These two movies never felt overloaded and the balance was really, really good.”
Millar did find time to criticise Brett Ratner’s third film though, stating, “On the other hand I thought the third film felt crowded, but then Singer is excellent at working with ensemble casts.”
He then concluded, “So with this one I feel it is all fine. I have read the screenplay and it doesn’t feel rushed and it doesn’t feel like it is too many characters.”
X-Men: Days Of Future Past will star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Jackman, and is set to be released on July 18, 2014.