At this point, comic book writer Mark Millar could probably come up with a miniseries about a killer robot driving instructor that goes back in time for some reason, and still sell it to a movie studio. The Scottish author has sold the film rights to another one of his creator-owned hits, again to Twentieth Century Fox and his Kick-Ass/The Secret Service collaborator Matthew Vaughn. And which book will they be working on? The one that has a name that sounds like it has a lot to live-up to: Superior. (more…)
Recently a few news items dropped that bode well for the fan of the superhero movie genre.
After what seems like months of photo leaks from the set, speculation & rumor and, word that Chris Nolan has tighter security on the script than most European nations we finally have the first (and of course vague) official synopsis for “The Dark Knight Rises”.
If you have been waiting for a silver screen treatment for everyone’s favorite sorcerer supreme, well you might be in luck. Someone says someone else registered some things that might be related to a certain Marvel character.
Speaking of Marvel, still worried about the sequel to Wolverine sucking as much the first one? Hugh Jackman made some off hand statements that could set your mind at ease (or, convince you it will be called Wolverine 2: Suck Harder).
Finally, looks like another Mark Millar property might hit the big screen, and it’s a very good idea.
It’s all coming up in the Superhero Movie Round Up!
Mark Millar has been a very busy man, with people nearly begging him to work on the Kick-Ass sequel and running CLiNT, the British comics magazine anthology. With his latest work Nemesis, alongside artist Steve McNiven, being optioned for a film deal Mark is as busy as he can be. The critically acclaimed writer that created a world where villains ruled (Wanted) and was crucial in Marvel comics Civil War took time out of his day to speak with Newsrama. Mark took a few minutes to talk about the current state of his current projects, the Kapow! Comic Con and a slew of others.
Millar Mayhem Time
The following are excerpts from the interview:
On Millar continuing to publish through Marvel’s Icon line-up
There will certainly still be a good relationship with Icon. Kick-Ass will definitely still be coming through Icon, and I’m talking to Marvel and other publishers about where the other stuff will be appearing. Certainly Kick-Ass. Johnny [Romita] and I are planning three volumes of Kick-Ass, and then they’ll all be done at Marvel.
The current state of Kick-Ass 2
We talk about different stuff every day, but almost certainly. We just have to make sure the actors don’t get too old. Chloë [Moretz] in particular. We can’t wait until she’s 15. We don’t want Hit-Girl with kids.
What about other works like Nemesis and Superior
The Nemesis movie is the next thing we’re all starting to get quite excited about. Hopefully in the next few weeks that’s out with a screenwriter, and hopefully when the screenplay is done in a few weeks time, we can really get moving on that. Superior should be fast-tracked as well.
Want to read the rest, check out the interview, in it’s entirety on Newsrama.