Mark Millar is the Joss Whedon for FOX’s Marvel movies, helping with their X-Men properties. Recently, he got to talking about X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, shedding more light on the subject. He, of course, is also the creator of KICK-ASS and talked about the upcoming sequel, as well as a third film for the franchise.
Pumping up the DAYS OF FUTURE PAST director: “Singer is excellent at working with ensemble casts. So with this one I feel it is all fine. I have read the screenplay and it doesn’t feel rushed and it doesn’t feel like it is too many characters…I think the best comparison I can give is to Star Trek – that is an ensemble but it never feels as if there is not enough time with any one character. Or maybe Lost – that is an ensemble but every character gets their own moment to shine. So as long as everyone is there for a reason there doesn’t need to be a problem with so many characters. This is a beautifully structured film, and it is a time travel story so the structure has to be especially strong.“
Plot details? “I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story. They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers. We’ve all been waiting for this ever since X-Men: The Last Stand showed us one of their heads. Now it is finally coming, and we only have to pay ten quid to see it in the cinema.“
Now on his baby, and the sequel to the upcoming sequel for KICK-ASS: “Kick-Ass 3 is going to be the last one though. I told Universal this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’ They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story. And if someone doesn’t have a bullet proof vest like Superman and doesn’t have Batman’s millions then eventually he is going turn around the wrong corner and get his head kicked in or get shot in the face [laughs]. So Kick-Ass needs to reflect that. There has to be something dramatic at the end, he cannot do this for the rest of his life.”
KICK-ASS 2 comes out June 28th and stars Aaron Johnson, Donald Faison, Jim Carrey, Chloe Grace Moretz, Morris Chestnut, Lyndsy Fonseca, John Leguizamo, Clark Duke, Lindy Booth, Yancy Butler, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Whereas X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST opens July 18th, 2014, and stars Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Anna Paquin.