Mark Millar becomes Fox's Marvel consultant

Set to oversee X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises

Marvel has been making a lot of noise about its forthcoming Phase Two projects, but Fox has taken steps to maintain the quality of its own Marvel properties by drafting in Mark Millar as a new consultant.

As the author of Kick Ass, Wanted and Civil War, Millar is more than familiar with the subject matter, and Fox will be hoping he can serve as a creative guru in a similar vein to Joss Whedon at Marvel Studios.

According to the studio, Millar will be charged with "developing new avenues for the X-Men and Fantastic Four tentpoles". That would put him in the frame to work on The Wolverine, as well as X-Men: Days Of Future Past and the Fantastic Four reboot.

Just how involved Millar will be remains to be seen, but judging by his outspoken nature with regards to comic-book filmmaking in general, we'd be surprised if he was happy to take a back seat.

The Wolverine will be Fox's next Marvel offering, so we'll await Millar's thoughts with interest over the coming months. The film opens in the UK on 26 July 2013.

What will Millar bring to the party? Tell us your thoughts, below!

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    • FBDDaliel

      Sep 28th 2012, 13:02

      That sounds awesome. Maybe now fox won´t totally ruin Days of future past, like they did with The Dark Phoenix . perhaps even the fantastic four will get a fair shot ( Dr Doom should NEVER BE SEEN WITHOUT THE MASK, and GALACTUS IS NO CLOUD!!!)

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 29th 2012, 1:42

      Smart move.

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    • marvelboy

      Sep 29th 2012, 11:03

      Yes ! it would be good to see fox up its game; I've always like the x-men movies which is strange as there far from the comics but Maybe if this works it could be the start of studio cross overs ... or is that just me hoping for too much.

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    • FBJRider

      Sep 30th 2012, 0:40

      This seems like a good idea. All comic book films should be overseen by people who actually work with comic books. It's a good way of making sure they're high quality. They should do it for all comic book films made from now on.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 30th 2012, 3:05

      Sony or WB should hire Frank Miller.

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    • Devilangeldude

      Oct 1st 2012, 12:02

      I remember when Millar's idea for a Superman Trilogy was released by him in fact, 90% of fan comments seemed to be negative. I for one thought it was a good idea. At least he had the testicles enlarged enough to make such a proposition. At that point in time, no one seemed to have any good ideas (at least with any leverage). He did and took it, i was proud of him. At least we would have had a trilogy. This was of course way before MOS was greenlit and pre Henry Cavil being announced etc... So my point is i'm surprised now, that Marvel has grabbed this guy to oversea their property, whereas Warner / presumably DC couldn't get shot of him fast enough

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