Recently, Mark Millar was made FOX Studios Creative Consultant for FOX‘s Marvel Comics properties. FOX was following in the footsteps of Disney/Marvel move putting Joss Whedon in a position to create a cohesive universe in which all of Marvel’s heroes could coexist.
Millar sat down with SFX and teased some of Fox’s big picture plans:
“Fox have said that they want to build a cohesive universe and I’d personally like this to work in complement to the Marvel one. It would be cool if these universes didn’t contradict each other so if you went 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.
“I don’t think it’s something anyone would want to rush into. Following that 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 it a big crossover movie but it would be an injustice to the Fantastic Four not to make their first movie all about them.”
Who wouldn’t want to see an X-Men/Avengers crossover movie? Any kind of cooperation between the two studios is going to take tremendous effort on both sides. There are millions, if not billions of dollars on the line, neither side is going to give up or weaken the rights to characters that each company currently holds. It’ll be like convincing kids in the same sandbox to share their toys.
What do you think? Can Millar reach across the table, convince the Disney/FOX powers that be, and make this happen? Which heroes would you like to see together?