Fox has hired Mark Millar as a creative consultant on their upcoming Marvel films, to help develop the future of the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises."As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with both comic books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as it's a unique combination of both," said Millar in Fox's press release. Millar has experience with both X-Men and Fantastic Four comics at Marvel, as the original writer of Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four, along with a year-long stint on the classic Fantastic Four series. His creator-owned books Wanted and Kick-Ass have both been made into films, and a sequel, Kick-Ass 2, is currently filming. Fox's upcoming Marvel movies include the James Mangold-directed The Wolverine, scheduled out July 23, 2013 (the first promotional image was released earlier this week); X-Men: Days of Future Past, a 2014 sequel to 2011's X-Men: First Class; and a Josh Trank-helmed Fantastic Four reboot. "I really like the Fox team, love this bold new direction they have for their franchises and am proud to be working alongside some of modern cinema’s biggest talents," said Millar, who worked with First Class and Days of Future Past director Matthew Vaughn on the original Kick-Ass film. "James Mangold is incredible, Matthew Vaughn's one of my closest pals and Josh Trank gave us, in my opinion, one of the greatest superhero movies of the last decade with Chronicle. The invitation to join this crew was maybe the coolest phone call I've ever had." Previously, Fox also had the live-action rights to Daredevil, but it's been reported that the license has reverted to Disney-owned Marvel Studios after a reboot to the 2003 film failed to move into production in a timely fashion. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!
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