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Gary Whitta is on what you'd call a roll lately. After being hired to write one of the upcoming Star Wars standalone films (to be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards), it was announced today that he'd be adapting Mark Millar's graphic novel Starlight for Twentieth Century Fox. The comic, written by Millar and illustrated by Goran Parlov, hit stores in March under the Image comics banner and is intended to be a six-part miniseries (issue number five arrived last month). Millar has called the material a mash-up of Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight Returns. We already knew that Fox was tackling the project and that Simon Kinberg, the comic gatekeeper over there, would be producing. But Whitta's hire is significant in that he's highly in demand and his involvement signals faith in the material all around. Hit the jump for more. THR broke the news of Whitta's involvement. »
- Evan Dickson
Further evidence that we are cusping on a space-movie renaissance: Fox has just assigned a writer to work on an adaptation of Starlight, the retro-flavored space-operatic comic book written by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar. The Starlight miniseries only began its run in March, and wrapped in October, but Fox was developing the film even before the first issue arrived in stores. Fox is also producing the upcoming Millar adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service.
- Darren Franich
Gary Whitta has already nabbed one of the hottest writing gigs out there, penning one of the Star Wars stand-alone films, and now he's signed on to work on another hot space hero project. Whitta will write the script for Fox's Starlight, based on the comic from Wanted and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar. The comic, drawn by Goran Parlov, centers on a space hero, Duke McQueen, who saved the universe four decades ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories. But years later, after he's settled down and grown up, he's recruited for one
- Rebecca Ford
Based upon the comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: The Secret Service is written and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class) and scheduled for theatrical release early next year. Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Jack Davenport, Mark Hamill and Taron Egerton, Kingsman: The Secret Service is scheduled for theatrical release on February 13th, 2015. »
- Pietro Filipponi
In case Mark Millar didn’t already have a tight grip on the nexus of Hollywood comic book films, his new five issue miniseries Mph is already getting its own movie – (and just one week after Fox bought the rights to Millar and Leinil Francis Yu’s Superior). Unfortunately this new series from the mastermind of Kick Ass elicits but a shrug. What seemed edgy and brash in the first issue is now routine and old-hat. In many ways, Mph zooms by exactly as you’d imagine: After escaping prison in the first issue when discovering a drug that grants super-speed, Roscoe heads out with an optimistic but dangerous outlook on life. Roscoe, his girl Rosa, and pals Chevy and Baseball mount a super-speed-fuelled crime spree, robbing over 40 banks and later »
On Saturday, the publishers and creators of Boom! Studios assembled for a panel in which they discussed Boom!’s founding and some fun stories from its early days as well as its vision going into its ten year anniversary. There were a few announcements for some potentially groundbreaking projects from creators you may recognize. The panelists were Boom! founder/CEO Ross Richie, publisher Filip Sablik, editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, and writers Mark Waid (Irredeemable), Marguerite Bennett (Sleepy Hollow), and James Tynion IV (The Woods). Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) made a surprise appearance, and other creators showed up via pre-recorded video.
Ross Richie opened up the panel by talking about how he founded Boom! in his own bedroom with prompting from comics veteran Keith Giffen (Justice League International, Annihilation) based on the principle of partnership between a company and its creators. Publisher Filip Sablik said that over the past year, Boom! has »
- Logan Dalton
Marvel - Moonstone as Ms. Marvel Cosplayer: Elizabeth Wither Photographers: Adam Patrick Murray & Eurobeat Kasumi Photography ........................................................................ Marvel - Valkyrie Cosplayer: Elizabeth Wither * Photographer: Adam Patrick Murray ........................................................................ DC Comics - Red Son Supergirl Cosplayer: Elizabeth Wither * Photographers: Dakor Photography, Bill Brown & Ryan Leasure Photography Superman: Red Son - From acclaimed writer Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men), and artists Dave Johnson (100 Bullets) and Kilian Plunkett, comes a revolutionary alternate reality for Superman! It's an American nightmare! What if baby Superman had crashed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and grew up to become Stalin's right-hand man? And what if insane genius Lex Luthor was employed by the Us government to develop their own countermeasure against the Man of Steel, turning the Cold War hot?! Alive with historical figures and starring a host of familiar superheroes, including Batman and Wonder Woman as you've »
While Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass wasn’t a huge success at the box office, it made enough money – with the help of Blu-ray and DVD sales – to warrant a sequel from director Jeff Wadlow. Alas, the sequel made even less money, and the reviews and fan reception were far less kind than they were for the original, which made a Kick-Ass 3 movie … well, unlikely.
Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. – the creators of the comic book on which the Kick-Ass films are based – recently talked about the likelihood of a second sequel coming to fruition. Now, star Chloë Moretz (the actress who played Hit-Girl) is weighing in, too.
- Ben Moore
A new photo for Matthew Vaughn's upcoming spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service has surfaced featuring Samuel L. Jackson as the main character Valentine. The film is based on the comic book by Mark Millar and tells the story of a veteran secret agent that leads a young protege through the world of espionage. Get a glimpse at the actor in his purple hat and glowing green hands.
Kingsman: The Secret Service: Movie Pictures Gallery
Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Kingsman: The Secret Service: Movie Pictures Gallery
Earlier this month Mark Millar revealed that he’d had no discussions with Matthew Vaughn about bringing his latest comic book series Kick-Ass 3 to the screen, and now Chloe Grace Moretz has stated that she doesn’t believe we’ll get a third Kick-Ass movie, suggesting that piracy was to blame for the poor performance of last year’s Kick-Ass 2.
“Sadly, I think I’m done with the character,” Moretz tells Digital Spy. “Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don’t think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theatre. Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn’t help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this month, Kick-Ass creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. were frank about the money Kick-ass 2 did (or rather didn't) make, but the idea of a Kick-ass 3 wasn't completely out of the question for them. While Kick-ass 2 barely made it's budget back domestically, it's Blu-ray/DVD sales were stronger, bringing in about $100 million (with TV). Hit-Girl herself, Chloe Moretz, doesn't feel as optimistic about returning to the world of Kick-ass. She recently spoke out about donning the »
- Sean Wist
Mark Millar recently said that a third "Kick-Ass" film may still happen, but now comes word from Chloe Moretz that the "Kick-Ass" franchise will likely never be revisited. "Sadly, I think I'm done with the character. Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don't think there will be any more movies," she said. "'Kick-Ass 2' was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn't help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie - but because it didn't do so well, we can't make another one." But that doesn't mean that Moretz isn't interested in playing a superhero again. "I try to keep abreast on what's out there and what's being made," she said. "We're getting a lot of source material from books and comics right now, »
Whilst comic creator Mark Millar says the fate of a third "Kick-Ass" film is still up in the air, the chances of it happening aren't looking good. Further hammering a nail in its coffin today comes a quote from the franchise's scene stealer Chloe Grace Moretz who plays Hit-Girl in the films.
Speaking with Digital Spy during promo rounds for "If I Stay," the actress was asked about reprising the role down the line. She said: "Sadly, I think I'm done with the character. Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don't think there will be any more movies."
She also has an idea as to what was to blame for the second film's failure, and it wasn't the poor reviews: "Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn't help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove »
- Garth Franklin
Despite writer Mark Millar stating that things are "up in the air" as far as a third Kick-Ass movie goes, one of the stars of the previous 2 instalments definitely seems to be erring towards the negative side of things when it comes to the film ever getting made. "Sadly, I think I'm done with the character," Chloë Grace Moretz tells Digital Spy. "Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don't think there will be any more movies." The actress blames movie piracy contributing to disappointing box office numbers as the main reason why we likely won't see a Kick-Ass 3. "Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn't help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie - but because it didn't do »
Earlier this month, 20th Century Fox announced that Matthew Vaughn's upcoming film Kingsman: The Secret Service, based on the comic book created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, would move from its October release date to Valentine's weekend, February 13, 2015. It will now go up against the uber-sexy, Fifty Shades of Grey. The Secret Service - Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. »
Anghus Houvouras reviews The Multiversity #1…
Grant Morrison is one of the most polarizing writers in comics. There are those who hail him as genius, and those who believe he is quite insane. Chances are, they’re both right. His work has always created strong opinions and generated passion from comic fans. For me, there’s very little nuance to his work. There’s no such thing as an average Grant Morrison story. Either you dive in head first buying into the insanity he consistently weaves, or you cut bait after an issue or two declaring the whole thing an epic disaster. I don’t know a comic fan who doesn’t really enjoy a Morrison story like the amazing All Star Superman. On the other side, you’ll be hard pressed to find a fan who will sing the praises of Final Crisis.
Multiversity is going to be one of »
- Anghus Houvouras
As we are still recovering from how great Guardians of The Galaxy turned out be it seems James Gunn may have upped the proverbial ante in the genre. There is, however, a certain degree of irony as this intergalactic gang of superhero misfits are, in fact, led by a man, Peter Quill, who seemingly possess no mystical powers beyond his wit and cunning.
In what is considered by many to be Marvel’s best film to date, we take a look at some of the great superheroes who, like Quill, are simply mere mortals. But great power can come at a price as we also look at those superheroes who aren’t that great and didn’t quite take off.
We take a look at six not-so-super superheroes. Buckle in.
Colonel Stars and Stripes
- Thomas Alexander
At the comic shop, Kick-Ass is over. The final issue of the series, Kick-Ass 3 #8, recently hit shelves, ending a six-year run for writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. That run didn’t only begin with the comics though. Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn developed the first Kick-Ass movie in tandem with Millar and Romita […]
The post Mark Millar Says a ‘Kick Ass 3′ Movie Isn’t in Development appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't read Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s Kick-Ass 3 finale. Cbm pointed out something incredibly interesting that kind of blew my mind. There's a couple little Easter eggs in there that indicate that all the events that happened after issue #2 could have been a hallucination as a result from a coma Dave has been in after he got the shit kicked out of him. They never come right out and say it, but here are the clues that may prove this to be true.
"Near the end of Kick-Ass 3 #8, there's a scene with Dave and his girlfriend Val (a nurse) in the hospital. However, as you can see from the images below, Dave Lizewski's name is written on the list of patients in the ICU unit, something which makes little sense considering the fact that he's physically fine for the most part here." "We »
- Joey Paur
Is Old Man Logan the cinematic future for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine? Rob hopes so…
Despite playing a character that has lived for centuries in Marvel comics, Hugh Jackman is in the unfortunate position of gradually becoming too old to play Wolverine. Whilst it’s generally accepted that Wolverine does in fact age, it’s at a far more reduced rate than Hugh Jackman, who has no mutant powers (that we know of).
In X-Men: Days Of Future Past, this issue was faced (sort-of) head-on by making future Wolverine slightly grey-haired, like a cross between his younger self and Reed Richards, thereby suggesting that Wolverine’s anti-aging gene (which he could surely sell for amazing money to the cosmetics industry) was beginning to let up in the X-Men movie universe’s future timeline. A decent effort was made to hide the age of Hugh Jackman’s 1970s Wolverine, and, to be honest, »
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