In the wake of the phenomenal success of ‘Deadpool,’ congratulations are coming in left and right for the film’s creative team, especially from within the Marvel family, where CCO Joe Quesada recently had the following words for everyone linked to the ‘Deadpool’ project:
“Congrats to Fox and everyone involved especially Deadpool’s daddies, Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld as well as all the great creators like Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness who have made him the man or whatever he is today…And a special shout out to Director Tim Miller who’s love for comics is truly resonating with movie goers.”
Quesada went on to discuss the help that ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller was to the MCU in getting ‘Iron Man’ off the ground, as the man helped produced a series of short animated “advertorials” around 10 years ago to help introduce kids to ‘Iron Man,’ as the new film was on its way and marketing research showed kids were not really aware of who he was, many even thinking he was just a robot. So Marvel gave Miller and his team at Blur studios the following rules and set them to work making these short videos to get kids excited for ‘Iron Man.’
1- Clearly demonstrate that there was a man inside the armor.
2- Show off his wide range of cool powers.
3- Position him clearly as a hero on the level as Spidey and Hulk by having those characters show how cool they perceive him to be and valued him as a peer.
According to Quesada, Miller and his team “knocked this assignment out of the park.” He continued by saying:
“Working with Tim was a joy (you’d have trouble finding a nicer more creative guy) and immediately his love of all things Marvel and comics was evident,” wrote Quesada. “He took the scripts and created beautifully visceral action scenes while never forgetting to keep things lighthearted with the classic Marvel sense of humor running throughout.”
Check out all 3 videos created by Tim Miller and Blur Studios by clicking the link here, and then share your thoughts on these classics videos that helped launch the MCU in the comments below!