Mark Millar has had quite a career. From his beginnings with 2000 AD comics, the home of Judge Dredd, to his controversial stint with DC Comics during his “The Authority,” he has always had a penchant for reinvigorating old characters. Now, Millar releases creator-owned projects, most famously “Kick-Ass.” But, there has always been a soft spot for Marvel’s Merry Mutants, a group he came very familiar with during his run for “Ultimate X-Men.”
Being Fox Studio’s overseer for their version of Marvel’s cinematic universe, he had his own thoughts when it came time to discuss the upcoming “Days of Future Past.”
“It has actually been very well put together – Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn worked on it together and they are both great at what they do. Then Bryan Singer came in, and, of course, he is Mr. X-Men and he knows exactly how everything works.”
Millar continues by contrasting the first two X-Men movies with the third, saying:
“These two movies never felt like overload and the balance was really, really good. On the other hand I though the third film felt crowded, but then Singer is excellent at working with ensemble casts. So with this one I feel it is all fine. I have read the screenplay and it doesn’t feel rushed and it doesn’t feel like it is too many characters.”
There seems to be a few surprises for the upcoming movie as well.
“I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story. They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers.”
And fan-favorite Kitty Pryde might also be in the mix.
“Ach, I cannae get into that [laughs]. As soon as I say something it will turn into a big internet story. Let me put it this way though: Kitty Pryde fans will not be disappointed.”
Millar finally went on to say that the X-Men universe was more interesting than Marvel’s, and when it came to solo spin-off movies based on the mutants:
“…there are a good half dozen that I would like to see do their own thing.”
The newest X-Men installment based on the pivotal comic arc, “Days of Future Past,” will be released next year.