This is turning into a bit of a dead-end of a thread isn't it?
Sure he's the Barnum of the comic world but if he has even half a chance of achieving something let him go for it. I'd rather see someone aim for the stars and fall short than not try at all.
Another classic Connelly Millar piece, and by 'classic Connelly' I do of course mean old news, regurgitated from another website, bereft of any research or original context and the only personal insight Brendon has to offer is bullshit (Vaughn is producer on the new X-Men flick as Millar clearly states prior to the section you extrapolated falsely from; hence how Millar will be working with Vaughn).
What might be worthwhile in considering Millar's grand plan of a cohesive Marvel movie universe under his guidance is to look at the actual facts concerning Millar's achievements in cohesive universes and his actual history with Marvel movies (though this would of course require research and work on Brendon's part so I'll save you the trouble and your welcome).
To avoid upsetting anyone I'll be presenting the actual facts with two possible scenarios so no one with a modicum of sense gets annoyed (Please have me on IGNORE Dave Wallace).
First Millar's successful previous involvement with Marvel Movies (his CV if you like for getting the gig at Fox):
He was part of the first 'Brain Trust' on Marvel's first film production Iron Man; subsequently he was never used again (because he was so shit/because Millar had no interest in Hollywood).
Millar claimed he'd been approached by Fox to write the Wolverine Film and that Fox Executive (Tom Rothman?) would confirm this in an interview Millar was conducting for Wizard, which never appeared. Subsequently the Fox Executive confirmed to Rich Johnston that Millar had never been approached to write Wolverine; so 'the biggest writing gig of Millar's career' (according to Millar which he turned down to concentrate on Millarworld projects) was contradicted by all the sources Millar said would confirm it (because Millar's a liar/because everyone else is a liar).
Even Millar's great pals Vaughn and Goldman kept him out of the loop on their X-Men: First Class film for Fox (to the extent that Millar was stating publically that it was mad to suggest Vaughn was doing an X-Men flick for Fox rather than the 3 Millarworld pics they were doing together). Despite knowing Millar well his chums didn't want him in anyway involved in their first Marvel X-Men film for Fox (because they knew how shit he is at this kind of stuff/because they knew just how good he is at this kind of stuff).
When Millar's good pals at Marvel; Feige and Whedon brought the Avengers show to London they didn't even invite Millar to the premiere despite Millar claiming credit for the film's success in the press (because they didn't want Millar stinking up the place with his showboating/because they thought Millar would hate the publicity and meeting famous Hollywood types).
The only other place to look for Millar's skills in Marvel continuity and cohesiveness that he'll bring to Fox's flicks is in his Marvel comic's work:
There's his Ultimate's work that ignored everything else established in the tiny Ultimate's universe (because Millar's unbelievably shit at the stuff he says he's going to do for Fox/because editors changed everything cohesive he wrote throughout his Ultimates tenure to sabotage his credibility as a professional writer).
Then there was his year long run on Wolverine which was characterised by everyone being out of character ignoring all cohesion and continuity to the extent that characters dead in the greater Marvel universe were alive in Millar's universe or vice versa (because Millar is seriously and rampantly bad at this kind of stuff, he IS the Liefeld of writers/because the Editors and all the other writers in Marvel fucked up)
And then there was his most recent foray into the Marvel Universe working serendipitously on a Fox property the Fantastic Four where from the off he demonstrated his cohesion and continuity skills by bringing everyone torn apart by Civil War together as pals in the first few issues; ignoring all that had happened in Civil War, and it just went downhill from there really (because Millar is so provenly inept he's clearly the last person anyone in the successful Marvel Movie biz wants to work with/because.......no I'm stuck. Look to Dave Wallace for the false defence of Millar now).
Great job as always Brendon.
P.S DO ANY MILLAR FANS (THAT INCLUDES YOU BRENDON) KNOW THE REAL NAME OF 'THE BASTARD' IN SUPERCROOKS????
Last edited by Mike Daniels; 11-10-2012 at 09:29 AM.
I'm curious. I wonder what's the greatest obstacle keeping Disney/Marvel, SONY/Marvel, and 20thCentury Fox/Marvel from just putting aside the bullshit and linking their movies together as a cohesive MARVEL UNIVERSE? Is it the fucking lawyers? Because let me tell you, if there's actual evil in the world, it's made up by Marketing Departments and Corporate Attorneys. I honestly don't see, at this point, how these guys don't realize that...like The Avengers themselves....if you join forces, you can all make some serious bank at the box office.
What's that SONY? Peter Parker has a chat with Johnny Storm on top of STARK TOWER in the new flick? Here! Take my firstborn! What's that Fox? You show a flashback in WOLVERINE where Logan and a young Nick Fury clashed, causing Wolverine to cut his eye out? Will you take a blood sacrifice? How about the deed to my home?
My god you idiots!! Just give us the dream and TAKE OUR MONEY!!!!!!
BTW, is there any truth to this story:
Whedon remarked, shortly after The Avengers debuted, when asked what was the one thing he wanted to do that DisMarv wouldn't allow, was that the moment the portal opened over NYC he wanted a flaming number "4" to appear on the horizon in the background (with the insinuation that the FF were leaping into action as well). I remember reading this in an article, but can neither find it nor find any other mention of it. Anyone?
What is broken with Fox's Marvel properties that need to be fixed? All the X-Men films have made them a ton of money. So nothing is wrong on that front for them. It is their own fault that the lost the Daredevil rights and now that property is a moot point. So the only property that they still have that isn't a cash cow is FF and it's potential spinoffs. But why give him the "keys to the kingdom" just to juice up one property while potentially risking him screwing up the other that is still going good for them?
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