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WATCH: Grant Morrison on Batman, taking over Christmas, and adapting The Invisibles

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Dec 22, 2017

Comic book writer Grant Morrison has been writing comics for the better part of four decades now, and is widely known for his amazing work on several comic book properties such as Batman at DC Comics, the X-Men at Marvel, as well as some of his own creations like The Invisibles, Happy!, and Klaus.

Following our interview with Morrison about his Image Comics title Happy! (the source materieal for the hit new SYFY show), SYFY WIRE's Mike Avila chatted with Morrison about — whadayaknow, Christmas! — as well as some of his other comic works, namely Klaus (check out our dream casting choices for a live-action version), The Invisibles, and his Batman series starring Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian Wayne as Robin.

 

“Christmas just seemed wide open, and now I’ve taken over,” Morrison joked. “I kinda feel like I’ve become the new Scottish Santa Claus. The Klaus stuff that I did with Boom! [Studios] was almost a way of atoning for the evil Santa that we’ve got in Happy! Because I’d done that character with a very bad Santa, and I kinda felt bad for Santa so, I thought I’d do a much straighter take and had to do the origin story in the sort of hunky sexy superhero Santa that we do in the Klaus books.”

Morrison also talked about possibly bringing one of his most iconic comic series, The Invisibles, to life.

“I’d love to do [The Invisibles]. I’ve talked to a bunch of people over the years, we did a version of The Invisibles for the BBC back in the late '90s, and it just didn’t happen,” said Morrison. “A lot of people have come to me over the years and said, ‘I’d love to do this, I’d love to do this,’ and I’ve just kind of knocked them all back, because unless I’m really deep in there, I don’t want anyone to do that.

"That’s the one that I kinda do feel this is my baby, and I wouldn’t want too much to be messed with," continued Morrison. "So yeah I’d love to do it and I’m sure that now that Happy!’s been a success, more doors are kinda of opened, so it’d be nice to think that that one could maybe happen in a couple of years.”

Morrison had more to say about his Batman run as well, so don't forget to check out our video interview above to find out. And to hear more of Morrison's thoughts on Happy!, enjoy the first part of the interview below.


Additional material by Nathalie Caron.