Mark Millar envisions 5-10 more film franchises from Fox's Marvel properties

Forget those crossover dreams between Disney and Fox; Mark Millar has plans for the X-MEN and related characters that should set up the studio for the long haul. With THE WOLVERINE doing well globally, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST poised to clean up at the box office, and an X-FORCE movie on the horizon, Fox doesn't appear to need the crutch of capitalizing on the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, Millar sees big potential for their own movie continuity.

In an interview with Collider, Millar explained there are no plans to make any AVENGERS-like films to bring together disparate superheroes any time soon:

“We're not talking crossovers or anything just yet; the idea is to build it quietly in its own way and bring in the best possible talent but you're right - Marvel sold the X-Men franchises back in the '90s when they needed the cash but you have to remember they were the crown jewels...

The reason they got snapped up is that they were Marvel's best-selling book really for 20 years. So we're sitting on gold right now. Very vaguely, we are talking about lots of possibilities but I think there's a good five to ten golden franchises in there.”

When the original X-MEN came out, that was the gold standard for Marvel comic titles. Now that Disney has found a way back to the limelight with their various series, Millar seems intent to revitalize the mutant characters. The possibilities are really huge. You could get any number of solo films for characters like Deadpool or Cable along with possible team films with Alpha Flight, X-Force, and more. There is also THE FANTASTIC FOUR on the horizon which could lead to a bunch of spin-off films as well.

5-10 is a big number, though. What heroes or teams do you envision that Fox could get to the big screen?

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST opens May 23, 2014.

Source: Collider



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