Mark Millar pitches Superman Returns sequel
Mark Millar, who wrote Wanted which is currently in production with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, has revealed that he's trying to get in the door and pitch to write the next Superman film.
Now that we've heard the previous writers are off the job, Mark Millar is on the case, and frankly I can't think of someone more qualified to write the story.
From all accounts his Superman: Red Son story is a superb revisiting of the whole Superman legend, and that way of adding something very special to a standard seeming story is a typical twist of the writer.
Mark Millar is the comic writer behind some huge comic titles of recent years, including Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Swamp Thing, The Flash, The Authority, Ultimate X-Men, Superman, Wanted, Fantastic Four, Wolverine and Spider-Man. That surely, is a list enough to show his credentials. You can read more about Millar over on Wikipedia.
Now if he could take that superb style to the Superman Returns sequel we could have another great episode in the restarted Superman franchise. However the question would be, do we need the franchise restarted again?
However we probably won't have any choice. The studio want it to work and the previous writers are off the project, that means we're going to see it regardless, and Mark Millar would be a great choice.
Still it's early days, and it looks like Mark Millar just saw the article around the time we did and placed a call with his Agency to try and get a meeting with the studio. In later updates on his own board he says that he'll find out later tonight if he's going to be flying to LA to try and pitch the story.
“I want to revamp Superman like Hillary wants thin ankles. Revamping this franchise is what I as given fingers for and so, invited or not, I'm putting my plan together now. I've been asked to work on half a dozen screenplays lately, but this is the only one I have ever truly wanted.
As most here know, I have literally hundreds of pages of notes and sketches just waiting for this opportunity. This would be my dream gig and, as a fan, I know exactly what this project needs to work. This has to be Superman for the 21st Century, keeping everything we adore, but starting from scratch and making the kids love it as much as the 30-somethings. I would honestly write this thing for free.
Anyway, my treatment is being polished as we type. Wish me luck. I want to do that Superman movie we all want to see.”
Well it really is early days, we're just waiting to hear if he's going to be pitching it or not. Stay tuned.