Mark Millar discusses his plans for Marvel movies at Fox

News Glen Chapman
17 Oct 2012 - 07:20

Mark Millar wants Fox to look at the model used by Marvel for The Avengers...

What once seemed an audacious move on Marvel's part paid off massively earlier this year as it successfully brought The Avengers together in a coherent and entertaining movie that did its characters justice (well, for the most part). Now that Marvel have proved that such a thing can be achieved, we have the prospect of Warner Bros and DC following suit with the Justice League movie.

What's more, now it seems as though we can expect those characters Marvel released the rights to other companies to appear in a movie together if Mark Millar, the newly appointed Marvel creative consultant for Fox, has his way.

Millar hinted at such a thing upon his appointment but has now elaborated further in a recent interview:

“Fox have said they want to build a cohesive universe and I'd personally like this to work in compliment to the Marvel one. It would be cool if these universes didn't contradict each other so if you want to see Spidey, The Avengers, the X-Men etc as a viewer you would have no idea that all three are coming from different studios. I'd love to make it look like they're all just happening in one place.”

He continued: “I don't think it's something anyone would want to rush into; following the Marvel model, we want to establish things first. If you had a Fantastic Four relaunch, and Wolverine and the X-Men were in it, I think it would distract you from the Fantastic Four. You can make people aware that they're existing in the same universe without making a big crossover movie, but it would be an injustice to the Fantastic Four not to make their first movie about them.”

It sounds like a sensible approach, certainly in terms of working on a universe that the characters Fox, and possibly Sony, owns the movie rights to can exist in. We await further news with interest...


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