The 'Kick-Ass' writer discusses the possible future of the franchise
We've had a lot of "what if Mark Millar was scripting Superman" articles lately, and IGN caught up with the heralded writer to talk about the "Man of Steel" and Millar's personal relationship with the Superman movie franchise. Millar reveals some things we already knew (like how badly the film did at the box office), as well as what he thinks is the direction that Warner Brothers wants to take the franchise.
I cannot agree with you more, Mark Millar! I think that with how poorly the last Superman film did at the box office, Warner Brothers is definitely hesitant about relaunching the franchise, which is part of the reason why I was so surprised to find out about the possibility of Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan backing a Superman re-boot. Also, it was neat to see Millar admit that oftentimes creative direction can be stifled by the demands of the property owners. I still think I would love to see Millar's seven hour long Superman movie, what do you guys think? Do you wish Millar was writing the script for the 'Man of Steel'? If not, then whom?
The last one cost a lot of money and it didn't make a lot of money, in order to be considered a success the film needs to make at the box office twice of what it would cost to film, so technically the movie is in debt.
I think Warners is hesitant to do anything with Superman, I think like Batman they just need to let it lie for a little while and then move with a reboot in the future.
I think Matthew [Vaughn] and I have realized we kind of have the perfect setup, we can work outside the system, own the property entirely and just pay for distribution.