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'Fantastic Four,' Mark Millar's 'Kindergarten Heroes,' Ang Lee's 3D Boxing Movie & More Get Writers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 10:46 AM
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The past week or so has seen quite a few writers land some gigs, ranging from big blockbusters to gritty thrillers, so let's get right into the mix.

Mark Millar Says 'Fantastic Four' & X-Men Will Share The Same Universe "Without Question"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2013 10:16 AM
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Blame it on Marvel if you must, but everyone in Hollywood is racing to super-size their superhero movies following the billion dollar success of "The Avengers." Warner Bros. has tossed Batman into their "Man Of Steel" followup, "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" will pretty much feature every character you've seen in the X-Men movies so far, plus a whole bunch of new faces, while "The Amazing Spider-Man" series is building to the Sinister Six. What superheroes will be crossing streams next?

Bella Heathcote And Emma Watson In Running For 'Secret Service' Female Lead, Unknown Taron Egerton Set For Lead

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2013 6:45 PM
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Well, it looks like "The Secret Service," the next Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of a Mark Millar comic book, is almost fully staffed with secret agents. According to a Variety report, newcomer Taron Egerton has landed the lead role of a young street tough who is turned into a super spy, in a story Millar has described as "My Fair Lady" meets James Bond. Meanwhile, the hunt for a female lead is still on, with Bella Heathcote and Emma Watson looking like frontrunners.

Jim Carrey Denounces Violence In 'Kick-Ass 2'; Mark Millar Has Something To Say About It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2013 9:20 AM
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A big part of summer movie madness isn't just the films, but the press hoopla that precedes them, with stars traveling the globe and high-fiving fans and journalists everywhere to help drum up support for their blockbuster. But one curious absence from the festivities over the coming week will be Jim Carrey, as he's publicly declared he won't be making the rounds for "Kick-Ass 2."

Matthew Vaughn's Next Film Will Be Mark Millar's 'The Secret Service,' Slated For 2014 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2013 3:57 PM
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Matthew Vaughn doesn't tend to be the sort of director to get attached to a zillion projects. The director behind "Kick-Ass" and "X-Men: First Class" found his schedule wide open when he dropped out of helming "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" last fall, and while he was briefly rumored as a contender for "Star Wars: Episode 7" and signed up to produce Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four," his next gig is actually one that has been brewing for a long time now, and it will reunite him with an old pal.

James McAvoy Says Alan Cumming/Nightcrawler Back For 'Days Of Future Past'; Mark Millar Not Involved With Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2013 1:00 PM
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Because "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" doesn't already have a big enough cast with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Hugh Jackman all slated to appear in one way or another, it seems the cast just keeps getting bigger.

Mark Millar Says 'Justice League' Characters Dated & Superhero Film Is “Excellent Way Of Losing $200 Million”

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 7, 2013 9:44 AM
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While Warner Bros. attempt to play catch-up to Marvel and their host of box-office superhero successes, over at 20th Century Fox, things are a bit more hushed, as the studio attempts to find ways to blend the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool into compelling entries. But fear not, brash remarks and exaggerated claims live on in Fox's consultant Mark Millar, and he's got a few for WB's high-stakes venture.

Mark Millar Wants Bradley Cooper To Play Johnny Bolt In 'Supercrooks'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 26, 2012 1:43 PM
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Our distaste for comics writer and new 20th Century Fox creative consultant Mark Millar’s constant need to exaggerate is well-documented. While the man is certainly not without talent, his ability to ramble about projects that either never come to pass or arrive in a completely different form than he’s mentioned is uncanny, and sometimes he even comments on projects he has nothing to do with. Still, Hollywood loves adapting his comics like “Wanted,” “Kick-Ass,” and eventually “Nemesis,” and as we said, Fox pretty much just handed over the key to their Marvel heroes in some regards as he’ll be overseeing their films. Suffice to say, Twitter has aided Millar in spreading these exaggerations, and lately he’s been going on about his latest project, “Supercrooks,” which he now says is targeting an A-list star.

Mark Millar Basically Says Consultant Role At Fox Is To Protect Their Superhero Movies From Sucking Again

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2012 5:39 PM
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After "Iron Man," Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, "The Avengers" and oh, you know, every other title that arrives every six months, comic-book movies are obviously still all the rage. But it wasn't always like that. In the early aughts there were plenty of misfires, with many of them coming from 20th Century Fox: "Daredevil," "Elektra," "Fantastic Four," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" were all mostly moneymakers, but were all generally reviled.  The same applied to lesser-known titles adapted from comics like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," which was also a Fox property based off a comic book series written by Alan Moore that was such a bad film it practically sent him to an early grave and hastened Sean Connery's retirement (of course, we're not even counting dreck like Warner Bros.' "Catwoman").

Mark Millar Hired As Creative Consultant For Fox's Marvel Movies, Will Fuel Years Of Random Speculation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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Well, here's something that both makes sense and kind of doesn't: Mark Millar has been hired as a creative consultant for 20th Century Fox's upcoming slate of Marvel-based comic book movies.

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