Mark Millar wants Avengers, Spider-Man and X-Men to ‘complement’ each otherPosted 2:04 pm on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Mark Millar, co-creator of Kick-Ass and Wanted and writer of Marvel’s Civil War, pretty much wants what all of us Marvel fans wanted, to have all the characters in the Marvel film universe to “complement” each other. It’s cool that FOX’s comic book movie advisor thinks that way, but will FOX actually play ball with Marvel? That would be great news if Millar can actually convince FOX to somehow allow characters from both X-Men and Fantastic Four to have cameo appearances in the Marvel Studios films.
“Fox have said that they want to build a cohesive universe and I’d personally like this to work in complement to the Marvel one. It would be cool if these universes didn’t contradict each other so if you went to see Spidey, The Avengers, the X-Men, etc, as a viewer you would have no idea that all three are coming from different studios. I’d love to make it look like they’re all just happening in one place.
“I don’t think it’s something anyone would want to rush into. Following that Marvel model, we want to establish things first. If you had a Fantastic Four relaunch, and Wolverine and the X-Men were in it, I think it would distract you from the Fantastic Four. You can make people aware that they’re existing in the same universe without making it a big crossover movie but it would be an injustice to the Fantastic Four not to make their first movie all about them.”
Sadly, to make the whole thing work, FOX will need to reboot the X-Men franchise since the continuity they have now is all over the place. Let’s see if FOX can redeem their Fantastic Four movie franchise.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.