While he’s been pretty busy with ‘Kick-Ass 2’ lately, we haven’t heard much from Fox Creative Consultant Mark Millar about his work on the Marvel films in the works that aren’t related to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, there was even word going around that he hadn’t even talked with Bryan Singer about ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. With Jeff Wadlow’s adaptation of Millar’s comic nearly in the can, the comic book writer has more time to dedicate to Fox’s Marvel projects now, so he took to his Millarworld Forums to let his fans know what he’s up to.
According to his latest post in the forums, he actually has just talked with Singer, but that’s not all that he touches on in his note. He mentions an exciting announcement, likely concerning the upcoming Marvel movies that he’s overseeing at the moment. Here’s his post in it’s entirety:
“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!!”
What could this “exciting announcement” be? Has Fox acquired another Marvel property to adapt? That’s unlikely. Could Fox be working on tying their Marvel movies together like Disney did with ‘The Avengers’? That’s a possibility, but I’m not sure how it’ll work out since I can’t really think of any instance other than special cameo appearances that the X-Men and the Fantastic Four appear in a storyline together. What I’d love for the announcement to be is that Fox, Disney, and Sony are combining their Marvel movies to make one big cinematic universe so that Marvel Studios has the option to make Wolverine and Spider-Man members of the Avengers’ roster and to explore the ‘Civil War’ storyline in the films in the future. I’m almost 90% certain that that won’t happen ever, so you can pretty much rule that one out. So then what could it possibly be?
What do you think Mark Millar and Fox’s announcement is going to be? Speculate away in the comments below.