If one movie universe can make multiple billions why not have two? That must be Marvel’s thinking as Marvel and 20th Century Fox execs revealed that they have hired comic guru Mark Millar to oversee Marvels (Fox) Cinematic Universe. This is not to be confused with Marvel’s Phase 2 slew of films which will feature Avengers 2 and The Guardians of the Galaxy. But will be a separate movie universe that includes both X-Men and Fantastic 4 franchises that 20th Century Fox have locked up the rights to for the foreseeable future. Millar is promising plenty of crossover opportunities in both Mathew Vaughn’s new First Class sequel “Days of Future Past” and the Fantastic 4 reboot by director Josh Trank. Also, look for some Fantastic 4 cameo’s in the upcoming solo “Wolverine” movie.
For those of you unfamiliar with Mark Millar’s work, he is the writer that brought “Wanted” and “Kick-Ass” to the big screen and is also done plenty of work for Marvel Comics Ultimate series. As for DC Entertainment…they are now looking at a rival with two movie universes while they have zero. Maybe this will wake them up and that Justice League of America the fans are clamoring for will finally see the light of day.