Posted September 28, 2012 by Mikael Angelo Francisco in Comics

MARK MILLAR To Work With 20th Century Fox On “Shared” Marvel Movieverse

“No, really? That’s bloody freaking cool!”

In a press release from 20th Century Fox, it was announced that superstar scribe and FlipGeeks BFF Mark Millar (we may have written, oh, a piece or two about him, and I’m not so sure, but I *think* we had an interview with him or something) was contacted to work with them on their Marvel movie licenses, namely the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises.

Mark’s had sufficient experience plotting the lives, deaths and missing body parts of characters within the Marvel Universe with such titles as The Ultimates, Ultimate Fantastic Fourand Wolverine. How this’ll work out for us comics fans remains to be seen, but we here at FlipGeeks have utmost confidence in this crazy Scotman’s skills. He definitely seems to be happy about being contacted by Fox, though, and frankly, who wouldn’t be?

Of particular interest in this press release, however, is this quote from TCF production president Emma Watts:

“We are excited to be working with Mark. In addition to his groundbreaking Marvel work, he is simply one of the most original voices in comics today and will be an invaluable resource to us and to our filmmakers as we look for fresh opportunities to innovate within our shared Marvel universe.”

Looks like Fox has wised up and decided to take the commercially-successful Marvel Studios approach of everything-happens-in-the-same-universe. This means that we JUST might see the Human Torch hitting on Kitty Pride, or the Thing and Wolverine doing their own version of the Fastball Special. Well, eventually.


Thoughts on this latest development? Do you think Fox and Mark Millar will end up doing great things? Are you sad that Fox has lost the rights to Daredevil? Drop us a line in the Comments section!

Mikael Angelo Francisco