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

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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

Mark Millar On Fantastic Four Reboot

Comic Book Legend Mark Millar recently sat down with Sky Movies to defend Director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. Many fans of the comics believe that the movie will be an utter failure like 20th Century Fox’s movies a few years back while others believe Trank’s will be a success due to the different direction he plans to take the characters. Enjoy the video!!

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Writer Gary Whitta Leaves Star Wars Spin-Off Project

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Writer Gary Whitta, After Earth, has left the Star Wars spin-off movie. Whitta completed the first draft of a screenplay for the movie and is now working on a new project. Whitta will be writing a screenplay for Mark Millar’s Starlight comic book story. Whitta spoke on leaving the project and LucasFilms saying:

“The year I spent working with Lucasfilm on this Star Wars film has been by far the most rewarding period of my entire career. As a lifelong Star Wars fan I’m deeply grateful to have had the rare opportunity to contribute to a new chapter in its ongoing cinematic legacy. The film is going to be amazing.”

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The spin-off Star Wars movie supposedly revolves around a team of individuals who plan to steal the schematics for the Death Star. It has been rumored that Simon Kinberg, Star Wars Rebels, will take over the project now that Whitta has left.

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