Mark Millar On Starlight Comic Book Movie

IGN recently interviewed comic book legend Mark Millar, Civil War, Kick-Ass, to discuss Kingsman: The Secret Service, when they also decided to pick his brain on one of his comics soon to hit the silver screen, Starlight. IGN through out some suggestions and ideas on who could play the character’s lead role, Duke McQueen. IGN’s list of suggested actors varied from Liam Neeson to Kirk Douglas, which Millar commented on in his point of view.

starlightMillar also went on to talk about his inspiration for the story saying:

“When I was a kid my Dad used to have this old 35mm projector and we had a lot of the Republic serials – things like Flash Gordon and Commando Cody. I grew up with a real love of that – I must have been the only kid on my housing estate in Scotland that was really into this stuff. BBC2 were showing a lot of that stuff at the time too. So I grew up really loving 1930s and 1940s serials.

“I wanted to do a comic book that was an homage to that stuff. So what I did was I took the archetypes of the space hero – a John Carter, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon-style space hero – and aged him up. This guy had been doing these amazing things when he was in his 20s; he had these amazing adventures, like Buster Crabbe. But when he came back to earth there was no evidence that he’d done anything. The idea was that he comes back and has to live a normal life. He’s like ‘I saved that alien world!’ and people are like ‘Very good.’ There were no selfies then so you couldn’t really prove it!

“So he just comes home, becomes a mechanic, gets married and has kids. And then he doesn’t tell people about it anymore because he’s kind of embarrassed because nobody believes him. Then his wife dies and his kids move out of the house… and he’s a 63-year-old guy. Then one of those old sparkly rocket ships lands in the garden again and says ‘You saved us 40 years ago, will you come back and save us again because there’s a new problem?’ And he has to squeeze himself into his old spacesuit and has to go back for one last adventure. It’s kind of Unforgiven meets Flash Gordon.”

The screenplay isn’t even written at this stage, but we nevertheless took the opportunity to lob some names at Mark for Duke McQueen, kicking off with the actor that apparently inspired the look of the character…”

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SOURCE:  IGN

Rose Byrne’s Moira Mac Taggert To Return In X-Men: Apocalypse

According to IGN, Actress Rose Byrne, X-Men: First Class, Bridesmaids, will return to the X-Men movie franchise as Moira MacTaggert in the upcoming superhero film, X-Men: Apocalypse. Producer/Screenwriter Simon Kinberg spoke about Byrne’s character in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly stating that she was a “significant character in the movie”.

“We ended First Class with Charles [Xavier] having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them.” said Kinberg.

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Kinberg spoke about wanting to dig deeper into Xavier and MacTaggert’s relationship which would apparently close the arcs of the young Xaviers, Magneto, Mystique, and Beast in the reboot series.

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SOURCE:  IGN

Bill Gates On The Cautions Of Artificial Intelligence

In a recent article by IGN, Bill Gates expressed in his Reddit “AmA” Q&A that people should be more cautious about the advancement and of artificial intelligence technology. When Gates was asked by a Reddit user what Gates believed to be a large enough threat from machine super intelligence, Gates answered saying that he, along with many other people including Elon Musk, co-founder of Pay-Pal, is “in the camp concerned about super intelligence.”

robothespian interactive humanoid robot, artificial intelligenceGates goes on to talk about his beliefs involving artificial intelligence saying:

“First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent,” Gates adds. ”That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”

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SOURCE: IGN

Mark Millar On Kick-Ass & Hit-Girl Movies

In a recent interview with IGN, comic book creator Mark Millar said that he’s pretty much done with Kick-Ass on both screen and page saying. Millar said that there probably wouldn’t be a 3rd installment in the Kick-Ass film series due to Kick-Ass 2 not making as much money as the first. Millar spoke about the Kick-Ass series saying:

“Dave Lizewski’s journey had to have an ending because the way I looked at it is if you don’t have Batman’s money or Superman’s powers, you’re going to end up dead pretty fast” he explained. “So the idea of Kick-Ass #520 is ridiculous because he’s going to have been killed in issue 45 or something. So I had to give it a conclusion. For people who haven’t read the book I don’t want to spoil it, but Kick-Ass 3 is the end of Dave’s story.

Kick-Ass & Hit-GirlWhen asked about the young, adorable, vigilante superhero Hit-Girl, Mark commented saying:

“Now Mindy is another thing – there could be more stuff going on with Mindy. There could be other people who are going to be Kick-Ass as well – that’s hinted at at the end of Kick-Ass 3. But for Dave it’s all over, that’s it. And for me it’s all over as well probably.”

Millar also spoke about a spin-off movie that was discussed even before Kick-Ass 2:

“Before Kick-Ass 2 came out we’d been talking about a Hit-Girl spin-off movie” he explained. “We’d even talked to a director – we had a couple of calls with Gareth Evans, who I absolutely love. He’s an amazing director. But Gareth’s now busy. Matthew [Vaughn] still floats it occasionally. I’m very philosophical about it – I’ve done my books and I’m really happy with the work and happy with the films. If anything else happens – gravy.”

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Source: IGN

Margot Robbie On Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn

According to IGN, Actress Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street, recently spoke with MTV at the Sundance Film Festival on her upcoming role as Harley Quinn in DC’s Suicide Squad. Margot spoke about the role and the fans’ expectations of her character saying:

“Yeah, I guess it’s intimidating because there’s obviously a lot of people I want to please, and a character I have to do justice. But it’s a challenge, I’m definitely up for it, and hopefully I don’t disappoint.”

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The actress went on to explain which version of the costume, the original version or the most recent Arkham video game version, her character would take up:

“We haven’t gotten too far into it, we’re still pretty far off…”

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Captain America & StarLord’s Charity Super Bowl Bet

According to IGN, Chris Evans, Marvel’s Captain America, and Chris Pratt, Marvel’s Star Lord, have begun a little wager via Twitter involving children’s hospital visits. Chris Evans began to taunt Pratt about the New England Patriots defeating the Seattle Seahawks. Then the challenge began. Pratt challenged Evans to visit Seattle Children’s Hospital dressed as the patriotic Avenger, Captain America, if the Seattle Seahawks win.

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Evans accepted the challenge and counterchallenged Pratt to where if the Seahawks lose, Pratt will dress as Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Star Lord and visit the children at the pediatric cancer nonprofit Christopher’s Haven.

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Tatiana Maslany & Rooney Mara Compete For Star Wars Standalone Film

According to IGN, Actresses Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, and Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, have begun screen-testing for the first Star Wars standalone film, being directed by Gareth Edwards, Monsters, and are both testing for the film’s lead female role. Actress Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything, is also in the running to play the the character but it currently looks unlikely due to scheduling issues.

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There really hasn’t been a lot of information about the standalone film other other than one rumor that the movie will focus on a team of bounty hunters planning to pull off a heist to steal schematics for the Death Star, Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Days of Future’s Past, will be working on the screenplay, and the movie is currently set to release December 16, 2016. It’s still unsure if Kinberg will take on the movie’s script though since he is currently working on the other standalone films with Lawrence Kasdan, Chronicle.

Let us know what you think about the actresses up for the female lead in the Star Wars standalone film in the comments down below!!