Mark Millar DC Movies

Justice League didn’t stink because it was cobbled together. It stunk because Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and the other superheroes in the DC Comics stable simply aren’t cinematic. At least, that was comics writer Mark Millar‘s answer when asked about the current state of Warner Bros.’ DC movies. Read the full Mark Millar DC movies quote below.
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Tessa Thompson Kick-Ass

Netflix bought comic writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last summer, but two Millar properties were not included in that deal: Kingsman (which saw a movie sequel released last year) and Kick-Ass. The latter is getting a new monthly comic series in 2018 with a brand new protagonist: the mantle of Kick-Ass will pass from Dave Lizewski to Patience Lee, a black woman who served in the military and is the mother of young children.

Now Millar says that if he could pick an actor to take over the Kick-Ass mantle from Aaron Taylor-Johnson, he’d choose Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson to play Patience Lee in a new movie. Read the writer’s Tessa Thompson Kick-Ass comment below.
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Superman Hero

Man of Steel sequel has yet to materialize, and after the disappointing box office returns of Justice League, we don’t know if one ever will. But there have been plenty of discussions about a possible sequel to Zack Snyder‘s 2013 Superman movie, and writer Mark Millar recently revealed an ideal for Man of Steel 2 that he and sometimes-collaborator Matthew Vaughn might have made.

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The Magic Order

Mark Millar made history when he signed a deal to bring his Millarworld to Netflix. Now, Netflix won’t just be focused on original programming, they’ll have a hand in the publishing world as well. Today, Millar and Netflix have announced The Magic Order as the first comic book to be published as part of the Millarworld Netflix deal. The comic is described as “magic meets the mob.”

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Millarworld Netflix

Netflix, in its quest quest for streaming domination with more and more original material, recently announced the purchase of Millarworld, the comics publisher owned by Kingsman and Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar. This deal would take Netflix beyond just original streaming content and move into the world of publishing as well. At the time of the purchase, details about what this would entail were unclear, but in a new interview, Millar opens up about the Millarworld Netflix deal and what we can expect.

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Fantastic Four reboot

Back in June, it was rumored a more kid-friendly Fantastic Four was in the works after audiences didn’t flock to see 20th Century Fox’s bleak take on the property. After the rocky experiencing making Josh Trank’s butchered comic book movie, the studio wanted to go in an entirely different direction inspired by Pixar’s The Incredibles. A new rumor from the same source says 20th Century Fox is basing the new reboot off Mark Millar and artist Curtis Tieg‘s unpublished children’s book, Kindergarten Heroes.

Below, learn more about the potential Fantastic Four reboot.

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Starlight Sylvester Stallone

Back in 2014, we learned that screenwriter Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) had been tasked with penning the screenplay for a film adaptation of a six-issue Mark Millar comic called Starlight. Since then, things have been relatively quiet about the movie, but a new rumor states that 20th Century Fox is eyeing Sylvester Stallone to play the film’s lead character, a retired space hero named Duke McQueen who is called back into action one last time.

Read on to learn the latest Sylvester Stallone Starlight news.
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Jupiter's Legacy screenwriters

Chrononauts, Starlight, American Jesus, Super Crooks, Empress: The list of in-development adaptations of Mark Millar‘s work goes on and on. Hollywood just can’t get enough of the comic book writer behind Wanted and Kick-Ass. A year ago, it was reported an adaptation of another one of Millar’s properties, Jupiter’s Legacy, was in the works, with a little help from powerhouse producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers). Now Bonaventura and all involved have tapped cousins and screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn to pen the adaptation.

Below, learn more about the upcoming Mark Millar adaptation.

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Hollywood’s favorite comic book writer, Mark Millar, is preparing to bring yet another one of his stories to the big screen. Millar is joining forces with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for an adaptation of his latest new title, Empress, described as “part Star Wars, part Guardians of the Galaxy.” F. Scott Frazier (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage) is on board to write the script.

The news comes just one week after two of Millar’s other comics, Supercrook and American Jesus, were scooped up by Waypoint Entertainment, and days before Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, based on a comic book storyline by Millar, hits theaters. Seriously, the movie industry cannot get enough of this guy.  Read More »

super crooks

There are new signs of life for Mark Millar‘s Supercrooks and American Jesus. Over five years ago, Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo became attached to Supercrooks, and he later went on to direct a teaser trailer for the comic book, but we’ve heard little about the film adaptation since then. And even longer ago, Matthew Vaughn was attached to produce American Jesus, as a followup to his successful collaboration with Millar on Kick-Ass. A summer 2009 start date was speculated, but never came to fruition.

Today, there is finally some news for both projects. Waypoint Entertainment has purchased the rights to the two comic book titles. Vigalondo and Vaughn’s names aren’t mentioned in the official press release, so perhaps they’re no longer involved in either project.

Learn more about the potential Mark Millar adaptations below.

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