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Matthew Vaughn bought the rights to Mark Millar's Superior

10.05.2011

I end up reading a lot of comics that happen to be written by Mark Millar. The last thing I read of his was "Nemesis". It was pretty bad ass up until the end. I was a little underwhelmed to be honest. Still a good series though.

There was talk last that "Nemesis" would be made into a film but it quickly died out. Now there's word that one of Millar's other projects, "Superior" will be the next to get the big screen treatment.

Before a press release was sent out, ComicBookMovie.com got this from Millar, "Basically, my kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has bought the movie rights to Superior from me and Leinil Yu and Leinil and I am also teaming up with the MS Society, who want to use the character as it's the first superhero with multiple sclerosis. 2 big stories in one. Vaughn and I have hinted at this for about 18 months, but this is the first we've ever confirmed he's bought the rights."

Then shortly thereafter, a press release was put out regarding Superior and had this little blurb buried within:

"The movie rights to this book were snapped up by Kick-Ass and X-Men director Matthew Vaughn with a view to turning this into a Hollywood blockbuster."

Superior tells the story of, "a young boy living with multiple sclerosis who's granted a magic wish. He asks to be transformed into his favourite big screen action hero and uses his new super-powers to right the real world's wrongs. Whereas most superheroes fight criminals and stop bank robberies, this little boy uses his abilities to end the war in the Middle-East, feed the starving, rescue people from natural disasters and anything else the public wants. But have these incredible powers and worldwide adulation come at a price?"

To read the entire press release, head here.

Source: CBM

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4:04PM on 10/06/2011
Are you kidding this is awesome! The first four issues have been fantastic and the next two are being released this month. Say what you will about Millar being sensationalistic but he knows how to tug the heart strings and deliver the fantastic. I read the first few pages of the first issue to my girlfriend and she teared up. Its a great book and Leinil Yu's art is amazing. Could be a great film if done under Vaughn's direction.
Are you kidding this is awesome! The first four issues have been fantastic and the next two are being released this month. Say what you will about Millar being sensationalistic but he knows how to tug the heart strings and deliver the fantastic. I read the first few pages of the first issue to my girlfriend and she teared up. Its a great book and Leinil Yu's art is amazing. Could be a great film if done under Vaughn's direction.
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2:54PM on 10/06/2011
They couldn't do NEMESIS anyway!
It would be hard R with action scenes of Michael Bay proportions (and budget)! NO STUDIO WOULD DO THAT !
They couldn't do NEMESIS anyway!
It would be hard R with action scenes of Michael Bay proportions (and budget)! NO STUDIO WOULD DO THAT !
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10:33AM on 10/06/2011

ehhh

This comic sucks, unless its a disney movie there is no way it will make money.
This comic sucks, unless its a disney movie there is no way it will make money.
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4:01PM on 10/06/2011
You've obviously never read the comic book.
You've obviously never read the comic book.
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2:31AM on 10/06/2011
Never read the comic, but I hear great things about it. I'm also looking forward to seeing Kick Ass 2 in movie form, as the comic is great so far.
Never read the comic, but I hear great things about it. I'm also looking forward to seeing Kick Ass 2 in movie form, as the comic is great so far.
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9:38PM on 10/05/2011
Wow, I hope it comes with the token minority sidekick and most popular girl in school love interest. Gotta cover all your bases when you're serving up this disneyfied pandering bullshit.
Wow, I hope it comes with the token minority sidekick and most popular girl in school love interest. Gotta cover all your bases when you're serving up this disneyfied pandering bullshit.
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4:05PM on 10/06/2011
You've obviously never read the comic book either. If you actually read it you would see there's nothing "disneyfied" about it.
You've obviously never read the comic book either. If you actually read it you would see there's nothing "disneyfied" about it.
7:50PM on 10/05/2011

Weird

It would seem like Nemesis would be much more up Vaughn's alley...
It would seem like Nemesis would be much more up Vaughn's alley...
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7:26PM on 10/05/2011
I just hope this does't turn into a white man helps black man story but with superpowers
I just hope this does't turn into a white man helps black man story but with superpowers
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