Millar says Fox and Marvel superhero pics will share same universe

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Dec 17, 2012

Comic-book writer and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar's recently landed a gig at Fox studios as a Marvel superhero consultant. If that news wasn't awesome enough, Millar is telling us what his job will be: and it's more good news.

In an SFX exclusive, Millar revealed in a lengthy interview in issue 228 that will be on sale Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the U.K. that Fox have hired him as a consultant for all their future superhero films. (In this little bit of the magazine interview, Millar points out that what he says is HIS personal opinion and not Fox Studio's policy):

"Fox have said that they want to build a cohesive universe and I'd personally like this to work in complement to the Marvel one. It would be cool if these universes didn't contradict each other so if you went to see Spidey, The Avengers, the X-Men, etc, as a viewer you would have no idea that all three are coming from different studios. I'd love to make it look like they're all just happening in one place.

"I don't think it's something anyone would want to rush into. Following that Marvel model, we want to establish things first. If you had a Fantastic Four relaunch, and Wolverine and the X-Men were in it, I think it would distract you from the Fantastic Four. You can make people aware that they're existing in the same universe without making it a big crossover movie but it would be an injustice to the Fantastic Four not to make their first movie all about them."

What do you think about Mark Millar's reveal about Fox's desire to create a cohesive universe within their superhero properties? And do you think that if they follow Millar's plan to have these Fox properties complement the Marvel ones, we could just maybe down the line finally have that Avengers vs. X-Men film X-Men producer Lauren Shuler-Donner's all up for? You know, the one that every geek in the world would be dying to see?

(via SFX)