What Will Mark Millar's Next Marvel Project Be?

Posted by G-Man (34334 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Millar has done some big things at Marvel.  Civil War, Old Man Logan and even Ultimates have all been big successes for Millar and Marvel.  Bleeding Cool reported on Millar's posting at his Millarworld forums:

I’m basically wanting to borrow the family car for a little while, take it on the scariest ride ever and hopefully hand it back in one piece.

Hopefully the fact that this has the potential to be bigger than Civil War will convince him. Here’s hoping as I love this. I just have that crazy good feeling about it when you know you’re onto something big. I knew we had it with Old Man Logan, Kick-Ass and Ultimates and I smell it here. This has the potential to be absolutely crazy.

Apparently Millar is scheduled to meet with Joe Quesada about this today.  It sounds as if Millar is pumping this up himself.  But if he's that confident in his idea, why not?  That kind of enthusiasm is what all writers should have.  Who wants to hear a writer say they're going to do something that will turn out "okay."  The real question is, what could this "family car" be that he wants to borrow?
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#1 Posted by the Vica (1967 posts) - - Show Bio

I think by 'the family car' he means the whole Marvel Universe :P  
 
Pair him up with McNiven again and this could be mahoosive. Have total faith in Mark. 
#2 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.

#3 Posted by mattydeNero (526 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men, X-Men, X-Men 
 One can only hope for someone to get a hold of that "family" and straighten things out.
#4 Posted by Bobby X (1141 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought he said in a recent interview regarding his would-be Superman movie trilogy, that he doesn't "pitch" stories and never will...
#5 Posted by Emerald Warrior (182 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bobby X said:
" I thought he said in a recent interview regarding his would-be Superman movie trilogy, that he doesn't "pitch" stories and never will... "
LOL My thoughts exactly...
#6 Posted by Adam Michaels (435 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe he's got another Marvel Comics crossover idea? With Millar, I believe we should be in good hands. He's earned my trust.
#7 Posted by Bobby X (1141 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emerald Warrior:
LoL good, not just me then...cuz this sure sounds like a "pitch" to me.
#8 Posted by danhimself (22553 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought that Quesada said that Marvel was done with crossovers after Dark Reign

#9 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Mark thinking of ideas for films or comic book series?
#10 Posted by glforthewin (2355 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope he finally gets war heroes out 

#11 Posted by FatCobra (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Quesada better let Millar do whatever he wants.

#12 Posted by Liam Bradley (178 posts) - - Show Bio
@FatCobra said:
" Quesada better let Millar do whatever he wants. "
#13 Posted by zombietag (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

all i know is im a little tired of gigantic crossovers. lets just do some normal stories for a while, then we can get millars "family car ride"

#14 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3554 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty interesting in hearing this. Especially if it's something that brings to an end all these book ending events. Past few years it's just been one event after the next. Even after Dark Reign we will be having The Siege. Though The Siege is possibly the events that transitions us from Dark Reign to back where the heroes are heroes again. It would be silly if that happened too suddenly.
 
I really want to know more about The Siege and how long it's expected to last. Hope is returning with Cable in December, and the X-Men have their own story to tell of how the events of M-Day are reversed.

#15 Posted by Chaos Agent (2150 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" I thought that Quesada said that Marvel was done with crossovers after Dark Reign "
and yet they are already soliciting the Siege lol
#16 Edited by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

Too vague on the description

#17 Posted by LastSon1027 (516 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as he stays away from DC I could care less.

#18 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

The First Family of Marvel has always been the Fantastic Four... sounds like he's planning on taking the flying Fantasti-Car out for a joy-ride.

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#19 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio
@LastSon1027 said:
"As long as he stays away from DC I could care less. "

You could only wish Millar would go to D.C.  Forget the movie but check out Wanted the graphic novel and see what he did with a D.C. version of the multi-verse  Superman villans vs Batman villans and then say he wouldn't be welcome.  You might be surprised.  It's a great book.
#20 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio
@mattydee007 said:
"X-Men, X-Men, X-Men  One can only hope for someone to get a hold of that "family" and straighten things out. "

I haven't read the X-men in years.  I personally did not like what Grant Morrison did with X-men ( I know, I know, what I just said could be taken in as sacrilage)  I was so psyched about him going to the X-men too considering that his run on the JLA is what actually got me into D.C. in the first place.  Before that I had a few random Batman stories, and watched JLA and JLA unlimited, but never read anything in D.C. but his run was classic, then he blew it on X-men.  Anyway before I ramble even more, I was sucked into Millar's work when I picked up Ultimate X-men, and was blown away.  Then the Ultimates followed and like Morrison with the JLA, I had never read Avengers or any of it's charaters, but his run as a whole is a personal favorite in the past 10 years.  I can only hope he tackles the X-men again.
#21 Posted by GatewayGeek (2 posts) - - Show Bio

 I'm wondering what Millar is thinking here. The entire shtick of Marvel since 2000 has been about changing the status quo in drastic and scary ways. 
 
Things in the Marvel U now look completely alien (pun not intended) to what they were ten years ago. Most people wait to try stuff like Civil War and Dark Reign in parallel universes, not in the main continuity. But The House of Ideas has been going all out. 
 
Millar's already had his hands in other Marvel titles already, like Fantastic Four, and he's done some strange things there that haven't been seen since the days of Kirby. If he wants to make an impact like the one he's talking about here on the Marvel U, it has to be truly grand in scale. 
 
Seriously, he's going to have to kill off just about everyone to make this truley shocking.
 
I've recently started a comic blog:  http://gatewaygeek.wordpress.com

#22 Posted by GatewayGeek (2 posts) - - Show Bio
@FoxxFireArt: I agree with you, there is a precarious balance going on with these events in how they are awesome but starting to get old. They are cool, but I feel that after a while Marvel is going to have to realize that they screwed over their characters enough and things are going to have to go back to the status quo.
 
I remember an article I red a while ago on Mania/comics about how ever few years comic continuities should just reboot and start from scratch. Marvel's been the most adamant about not doing this. Maybe that's what these events are leading up to. 
 
Started a comics blog: http://gatewaygeek.wordpress.com
 
ps: I'm pretty sure I'm following you on deviantart.

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