Bryan Singer On Mark Millar’s “Involvement” With X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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Last September
, 20th Century Fox announced that famous and award-winning comic book writer Mark Millar had signed up as a consultant for their Marvel comics adaptations. Millar himself issued a statement, saying:

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.

At this time, Matthew Vaughn was in position to direct the nest X-Men film which is what merited his mention. By the end of October though, Vaughn was out and Bryan Singer had jumped in.

So I assumed that Singer and Millar would have talked at some point between October and February, when Singer and I sat down to chat…

But no.

I asked Singer to clarify how much Millar will be contributing to Days of Future Past, even if this was in the most basic of consultancy roles, and he told me that Millar wasn’t any part of it  – and that he didn’t even really know what Millar’s job with the studio is.

I’ve not spoken to Mark Millar at all. He’s not involved. I don’t know what his role is about. All I know is that I have my own specific beliefs about how to take this universe forward. I started with the first X-Men, then First Class and now I am combining them and I think it could go further than that and I have some ideas about that, so perhaps he should chat to me at some point.

Yes, perhaps he should.

I’ve already hypothesised that Fox’s initial attempts to create a blended superhero universe will actually fork into two. Just a theory, but it does seem like a real possibility.

And it’s at least interesting to think that, however much Mark Millar will be contributing in the long term, we likely won’t see a single one of his fingerprints on any of Fox’s Marvel movies until Fantastic Four.

Something to look forward to?

Bryan Singer gets into production on Days of Future Past in just the next few weeks. The release date is set on July 18th next year. In the meantime, the UK release for his Jack the Giant Slayer is just a couple of weeks hence, on March 22nd.

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