Mark Millar Teases Big Announcement from FOX Studios

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A few weeks back it was reported that despite Millar’s creative pull with FOX, Bryan Singer had not spoken to the guy since the development of Days of Future Past. Well, according to Mark Millar himself, the two of them have finally broken the ice. The comic book writer took time out to give fans an update on the status of things between him and his involvement with the new X-Men film. The post came from Millarworld Forums, where he also brings up various projects including Josh Trank’s Fantastic FourWolverine, and Kick-Ass 2. Also, he says FOX has a huge announcement coming soon. But what could that be? Time to speculate!

Here is the post by Millar below:

What an immensely nice dude that guy is!

As a producer on Kick-Ass 2, I’ve not been in LA since Sept when Fox flew me out to sit with the insanely-clever writer Simon Kinberg and the Fox execs to chat X-men back when Matthew was still directing. But Kick-Ass 2 is pretty much done now and so my beady-eye can move back towards the Fox stuff again. There’s a very exciting announcement you guys will hear about over the coming months (if not before), but the most immediate things the office is talking about are Days of Future Past and The Wolverine, both of which I’m absolutely aching to see. I saw the first 10 mins of Jim’s Wolvie when I was out there last September. I’m out again next month and will have the pleasure of seeing a very near final cut too.

Days of Future-Past is potentially the biggest and most ambitious superhero movie ever made. I’ve seen this coming together in various stages, but now they’re only weeks away from shooting it’s really catching fire. I’ll catch Bry in person before he heads to Montreal next month when I’m seeing Wolvie and we can chat a little more about the Fox grand plan. A very, very exciting time to be into this stuff, especially when you consider that the brilliant Josh Trank has Fantastic Four lined up for 2015. You don’t know how lucky you are – when I was a kid Nicholas Hammond was playing Spidey on a visible wire!!

Take the statement for what you will, Millar says a lot of things that have ended up untrue in the past. At one point, he also stated Matthew Vaughan was definitely the new Star Wars director. Look how that shaped out. That being said, he seems highly optimistic about the future of Marvel at FOX, which is promising. Plus, there is no debating the level of ambition placed on Days of Future Past. Let’s hope Millar is not giving fans false hope. Lord knows, we don’t want another X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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John "D-Rock" Dotson
is a film critic and film-maker from Dallas, Texas. He attended Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor's in Business Administration in the field of Marketing. He's a huge lover of all things cinema... except The Last Airbender. Follow him on Twitter @DRockDot
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