Mark Millar is set to make an even bigger name for himself by taking on the role of leading man in the 20th Century Fox attempt to mimic the glory of the Marvel Studio approach to universe building. By taking the properties and characters of X-Men and Fantastic Four, he has plenty to work with. This summer sees the release of The Wolverine, which is meant to fit into this new universal approach, although Millar wasn’t even around when the movie got put together. But does this worry him? Hellz no.
Check out what Millar has to say about The Wolverine and the new X-Men universe in this recent interview with Sci-Fi Now:
I’ve no worries about it at all. You know, I wrote the Wolverine comic twice – I did the Old Man Logan story and Wolverine: Enemy Of The State – and I don’t think it detracts having individual Wolverine adventures from the X-Men. He’s like a lone wolf character, he disappears and does his own thing sometimes and then he comes back and hangs out at the mansion, so it does feel quite natural to for him to be in these movies.
You don’t want to have him out there all the time, because I think if you’ve got him in X-Men and Wolverine movies and they’re all running at the same time, it’s a little bit too much but as long as you’re smart with it and there’s a lot of other characters to explore as well. The X-Men universe is about the same size as the Marvel universe in terms of the number of titles it sustains at any one time, so there’s a ton of stuff to play with there and a lot of characters I’d like to explore there too.
It isn’t much we haven’t heard from him before, but it’s still good to hear that Millar is taking his job seriously. Hopefully the studio will listen to him instead of trying to “improve” on his vision and thus screwing the whole thing up as execs are all-too-prone to do.
Check out The Wolverine this summer, on July 26th and look out next year for the new X-Men: Days of Future Past on July 18th of 2014.
Thanks to ScreenRant for the heads-up.