Twentieth Century Fox has announced it has brought on comics writer Mark Millar to serve as a creative consultant on the studio’s upcoming projects based on Marvel Comics properties.

Millar wrote several celebrated Marvel books such as The Ultimates, Civil War and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, before moving on to found Millarworld, where he continues to develop existing film franchise titles Wanted and Kick-Ass, as well as newer comic properties The Secret Service, Superior, and Nemesis — the latter also in development at Fox. Millar will work with Fox on developing new avenues for its X-Men and Fantastic Four tentpoles.


Commented TCF production president Emma Watts: “We are excited to be working with Mark. In addition to his groundbreaking Marvel work, he is simply one of the most original voices in comics today and will be an invaluable resource to us and to our filmmakers as we look for fresh opportunities to innovate within our shared Marvel universe.”


Upcoming Marvel movies from Fox include The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, directed by James Mangold; X-Men: Days of Future Past, helmed by Matthew Vaughn; and a reboot of Fantastic Four to be directed by Josh Trank, who helmed Chronicle.


“As someone who has spent his entire life obsessed with both comic-books and movies, this is essentially my dream gig as it’s a unique combination of both,” Millar said. “I spent 10 years working at Marvel and am really happy with the work I did on the comic side of things, so the idea of working with these characters now in a brand new medium is enormously exciting for me.


“I really like the Fox team, love this bold new direction they have for their franchises and am proud to be working alongside some of modern cinema’s biggest talents. 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.”

* DC Entertainment has declared Wednesday, Oct. 10 as “Arrow Day” and will commemorate the premiere of The CW’s Arrow television series with a free Arrow #1 Special Edition through comic-book retailers.

The book will offer insight into the television version of Oliver Queen, and will also contain a six-page excerpt of Green Arrow #0. Also on Oct. 10, readers can download the first chapter of the new Arrow digital comic book series written by show executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, with art by Sergio Sandoval and Jorge Jimenez and the first two covers by Mike Grell. The weekly series will be collected in print, with three digital chapters on sale in one print issue starting on Nov. 28.


Well this year marks my third time going to The Philadelphia Zombie Prom!

I can’t wait until Saturday!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Premieres Saturday at 9:30 AM on Cartoon Network

Followed by the Return DC Nation at 10 AM!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres on Nickelodeon this Saturday at 11 AM.

And Animation Domination returns on Fox Sunday night.

And finally the Travel Channel is premiering Making Monsters Season 2 This Sunday.


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