Mark Millar Signs As Consultant on Fantastic Four Movie and X-Men With Fox Studios
created 09/27/2012 - 10:23pm, updated 10/01/2012 - 3:14pm
We here at Cosmic Book News are big fans of Mark Millar.
I know the "DOC" Chris Bushley is — with Mr. Millar even saying that one of Chris' reviews is the best he has ever read.
So it should be no surprise that we are now even more excited for the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and the new X-Men movie with news that Mark Millar has signed with Fox Studios as creative consultant.
Mark Millar will serve as consultant for the sequel to X-Men: First Class, "X-Men: End Of Days," as well as the Fantastic Four movie, which is being helmed by Josh Trank, the director of Chronicle.
Millar stated the following in a prepared statement (via CBR):
"As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with both comic-books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as it's a unique combination of both. I spent 10 years working at Marvel and am really happy with the work I did on the comic side of things so the idea of working with these characters now in a brand new medium is enormously exciting for me. I really like the Fox team, love this bold new direction they have for their franchises and am proud to be working alongside some of modern cinema's biggest talents. James Mangold is incredible, Matthew Vaughn's one of my closest pals and Josh Trank gave us, in my opinion, one of the greatest superhero movies of the last decade with Chronicle. The invitation to join this crew was maybe the coolest phone-call I've ever had."
Fox Studios is currently filming The Wolverine with Hugh Jackman and X-Men: End of Days kicks off production in January.
We are still waiting on more in regards to the Fantastic Four reboot, but the latest is that Fox did not want to release the rights to the Silver Surfer and Galactus to Marvel Studios, who apparently wanted them for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.