Fox Hires Mark Millar as Creative Consultant for Marvel Movies

Posted 2:07 PM September 27th, 2012 by Jeff Giles
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Fox may own the film rights to some of the more intriguing properties in the Marvel universe, but they haven't had as much success as their competitors in the comic-movie field -- something they plan to rectify with the help of Mark Millar.

Mimicking the sort of creative consultant deals Marvel and Warner Bros. have struck with Joss Whedon and Christopher Nolan, Fox has announced that Millar will shepherd their roster of superhero properties -- which includes Wolverine, X-Men, Daredevil, and Fantastic Four -- to greater cinematic glory.

Millar is uniquely qualified for the post, with successes in print as well as on the screen; his books Wanted and Kick-Ass survived the jump to the screen intact, and he's done plenty of work in the Marvel universe, with work on the publisher's Ultimates lineup as well as its Civil War crossover event.

Adding her two cents to a press release announcing that "Millar will work with Fox on developing new avenues for its X-Men and Fantastic Four tentpoles," Fox production president Emma Watts predicted that Millar "will be an invaluable resource to us and to our filmmakers as we look for fresh opportunities to innovate within our shared Marvel universe."

Fresh opportunities, eh? Could be intriguing...

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