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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 Teams With Nacho Vigalondo For Teaser For 'Supercrooks' Comic & Movie

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 20, 2012 11:20 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Mark Millar, the source writer of both “Kick-Ass” and “Wanted,” likes to talk. He’s always got something to say about the various projects based on his work, and often the legitimacy and accuracy of said comments can be brought into question. We’re still waiting to hear confirmation of that “Kick-Ass” sequel he assured us was going to happen. But, in fairness, whilst Millar does like to talk that’s probably because he’s got a lot to talk about.

'Time Crimes' Director Nacho Vigalondo To Direct Adaptation Of Mark Millar Comic 'Supercrooks'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2011 9:03 AM
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Generally speaking, when we hear something about a new Mark Millar film project, we tend to disregard it: the comic book creator of "Wanted" and "Kick-Ass" has a fluid relationship with the truth, and one too many examples of his untruths (he's writing "X-Men 4"! "Kick-Ass 2" will film this year!) have come to light for us to pay too much attention to what he's saying. But his films are undeniably catnip to movie producers, and, so long as the news comes from anyone except Millar himself, we'll take it as read.

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