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Old 11-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #120
Dr Tactics
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Default Re: The Mark MILLAR Official Thread

Originally Posted by YoungPrime View Post
Or reverse some of the bad press...

News/rumor that Fox denied Marvel's offer to extend Daredevils deadline if they handed over Silver Surfer and Gallactus didn't sit too well with "some" (not all) fans leaving many to talk. Which is probably what got Millar the job at FOX in the first place.

Here's a brief time line of chain of events leading up to Millars hiring:

August 6, 2012
-Joe Carnahan May Direct Daredevil
-Fox And Marvel Talking Potential Daredevil-Silver Surfer-Galactus Movie Rights Deal

August 7, 2012

August 8, 2012
-Joss Whedon to Stay with Marvel Through 2015; Will Be Creatively Involved in Other Marvel Films

August 14, 2012
-Joe Carnahan Says His DAREDEVIL Pitch “Went Up in Smoke”

Fans speak out:
"Let Marvel take it!"

"How good can a movie be if they have to rush it in order to keep the rights to the character. Hollywood ****."

"Marvel should scoop up all their properties, they handle them way better imho"

September 14, 2012
-Tom Rothman Leaving 20th Century Fox

September 27, 2012
-Fox Hires Mark Millar as Marvel Movie Consultant

October 8, 2012
-Laura Shuler Donner Would Love to See an X-Men/Avengers Crossover

October 10, 2012 (Daredevil rights deadline)
-Mark Millar Talks More About His Role As 20th Century Fox's MARVEL Creative Consultant
Its even simpler than that. Mark had to pull back because he didn't want to publicly want something that hasn't been (or will ever be) worked out yet between studios. Your right, IMO about the bad press though but Just like the Producers (Arad,Donner,etc) can wish but have no say of what crossovers happen or don't happen. And, all they've done is made the natives restless for some type of wider shared universe. Mark Millar can only work the magic depending on the size of the stage his employers allow. So for now he can only advise to make it tone wise cohesive with the Disney and Sony Marvel Universes.

Plus I don't credit any fans for him getting the job. Just like he said that he was apart of the Ultimates (Avengers) and made that known though the introduction to the Fox execs from Joe Carnahan and the Marvel movie Avengers was based on the Ultimates more than 616 continuity. They saw him as a link that could bring that tonal feel from the Avengers to their Marvel properties so, good or bad they were looking for a way to clone that success with in their Marvel films through him.

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