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Mark Millar says an Old Man Logan movie can work without MCU characters

09.28.2015

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While attending the San Diego Comic-Con, Hugh Jackman teased that WOLVERINE 3 will be based on Mark Millar's Old Man Logan run, but Fox obviously won't be able to do a completely faithful adaptation of the storyline since the studio doesn't own the rights to many of the Marvel characters who appear in the comic, like Red Skull, Hawkeye and the Hulk.

Millar is a creative consultant for Fox, and during an interview with IGN, he explained how a movie version of his comic could still work without Marvel Studios characters.

They're not important to the story. The way I worked that thing is I actually structured it as, I broke it down mechanically - I figured out going from this part of America to that part of America and what he would encounter along the way, and then I added in the adversities later. Basically Wolverine doing The Road movie is the important thing and he has a friend [a blind Hawkeye] with him. But that friend could be Cyclops and he could be blind by the fact that his ruby-quartz visor is broken and he has to keep his eyes closed the whole time and everything, but still insists on driving the car they're crossing America with. There's lots of stuff. Instead of the Hulk, you could have the Blob or something.

Honestly, the continuity stuff is the most boring side of it. I kind of like it, keeping it in the X-Men universe a little, too, because comic fans are different from the mainstream world. I know this stuff backwards because I've lived my whole life loving this stuff, but most people don't know all the minutia and everything so I think keeping it simplified and keeping it generally X-Men universe is a smarter thing to do.

I'm fine with Wolverine going on a road trip with Cyclops instead of Hawkeye, but I hope Fox and company aren't seriously considering replacing the Hulk with the Blob. The studio also holds the rights to the Fantastic Four and characters from those comics, so I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them end up appearing in WOLVERINE 3. How do you think Fox should go about adapting Old Man Logan for the big screen?

WOLVERINE 3 is scheduled to open on March 3, 2017.

Old Man Logan Comic

Source: IGN

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