Mark Millar joins Fox as creative consultant of Marvel titles

News Glen Chapman 1 Oct 2012 - 07:24

Following Marvel appointing Joss Whedon in a similar role Fox have taken note and secured their own creative consultant.

It's well known that Marvel Studios has Joss Whedon in place as creative director for the next few years, following his success at bringing The Avengers to the big screen. His role at Marvel will be overseeing the cinematic output as well as a TV series. Hopefully this will lead to a consistency of tone and quality, something that hasn't always been associated with comic book adaptations, particularly those Marvel properties that were sold to other studios.

One such studio is Fox, who owns the cinematic rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four, and it's now taken a leaf out of Marvel's book by securing its own creative consultant. The man in question? That'd be Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, who of course spent a decent amount of time during his career writing for Marvel, and has since gone on to be involved with successful adaptations of his own original properties.

Here's what Millar had to say about his appointment:

“As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with comic books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as a unique combination of both. I spent ten years working at Marvel and am really happy with the work I did on the comic side of things so the idea of working with these characters now in a brand new medium is enormously exciting for me. I really like the Fox team, love this bold new direction they have for their franchises and am proud to be working alongside some of modern cinema's biggest talents. James Mangold is incredible, James Vaughan is one of my closest pals and Josh Trank gave us, in my opinion, one of the greatest superhero movies of the last decade with Chronicle. The invitation to join this crew was maybe the coolest phone-call I've ever had.”

This is smart thinking on Fox's part, and we await with interest just what impact Millar will have...

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