Mark Millar wants to “make the kind of superhero movies you and I want to see”

Mark Millar’s outlines the plan for The Wolverine, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Fantastic Four

Mark Millar
Mark Millar
Mark Millar was announced as creative consultant on Fox’s Marvel movies yesterday

Writing on the Millarworld (soon the whole world will be Millarworld) forum, SciFiNow-favourite comic creator Mark Millar shared a few details about his plans for Fox’s Marvel movie line, which includes Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, James Mangold’s The Wolverine and Matthew Vaughan’s X-Men: First Class sequel, Days Of Future Past.

“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,” explained Millar. “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.”

Mark Millar and Leinil Yu’s recent Supercrooks is available as a graphic novel from 24 October 2012, pre-order it now for £12.74 from Amazon.co.uk.