Comic writer Mark Millar has talked a lot about his new gig as the creative consultant, and with Empire Online’s podcast he’s talking about it again. This time though, he’s suggesting there’s a multi-year plan in effect so that he can help 20th Century Fox best take advantage of the Marvel properties they still own. Here’s what Millar had to say:
“Fox are thinking, ‘We’re sitting on some really awesome things here. There is another side of the Marvel Universe. Let’s try and get some cohesiveness going.’ So they brought me in to oversee that really. To meet with the writers and directors to suggest new ways we could take this stuff and new properties that could spin out of it.”
“The X-Men feels like a universe by itself; there’s so many characters and so many great potential spin-off characters. They asked me to come in and work out a plan, so unfortunately at this point I can’t get too specific. I DO have a three to four year plan of where things could go, but you know, I’ll be working with guys like Matthew and Josh Trank (the new director of ‘Fantastic Four’) and just figuring out how everything can work together and not contradict each other.”
“But I also don’t want to make it too much of a mess either, with everyone showing up in everyone else’s films. What my dream is, as a fan, is that when you go and see any Marvel movie that it feels as if they’re all taking place in the one universe like in the comics.”
Sounds like a plan. My biggest problem with X-Men Origins: Wolverine was that it seemed like a smorgasbord of random X-Men characters in a single movie. As long as Millar helps Fox avoid that kind of crap, he’ll be golden.
Source: Comic Book Movie