Matthew Vaughn to Produce Mark Millar’s ‘Superior’ Comic Book Movie

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Mark Millar comic Superior Matthew Vaughn to Produce Mark Millars Superior Comic Book Movie

Although comic book writer Mark Millar has contributed many times to long-running series about more traditional superheroes like The Fantastic Four and Ultimate X-Men, he’s probably better known by mainstream audiences for putting a spin on the traditional comic book movie inĀ Kick-Ass, the adaptation of his graphic novel about an average teenage boy who one day decides to put on a costume and become a superhero.

Another well-known limited series from Millar is Superior, a seven-issue comic about a 12 year-old boy with multiple sclerosis who is offered one wish by an alien monkey, and opts to take on the form of a superhero that he idolizes. He then finds out that the alien monkey was really a demon monkey and the only way to keep living his dream is to sell his soul to the devil. Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Now Superior is set to join the growing number of superheroes on the big screen, as THR reports that Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the comic book and has Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) set to produce it. The studio has now begun searching for a screenwriter to adapt the source material.

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This certainly isn’t a rushed decision by Vaughn, who has been ruminating on the idea of producing Superior for years. Vaughn originally bought the adaptation rights back in 2011, but decided to direct The Secret Service (another Millar comic adaptation) first. It’s unclear at this point whether Vaughn will direct Superior as well, or if he’ll just stick to producing and find someone else to helm the project.

Superior is described by THR as a “Fox favorite,” and it’s not the only Millar comic currently in development at the studio. Nemesis, Starlight and the family-friendly Kindergarten Heroes are also all in various stages of development. It seems like Millar himself is a Fox favorite as well.

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We’ll keep you updated on Superior as development continues.

Source: THR

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  1. so when Millar was hired to consult for FOX…..it was apparently to only pimp and push his own work into movies?? Pompus brit. meanwhile characters like Deadpool, gambit, cable and other more movie worthy characters get neglected.

    bring us DEADPOOL!!!

    • Woah, woah. Pompous Brit? If Scotland vote to split from the UK and become an independent country this September, we’ll be well shot of people like him and Andy Murray that ride the British flag but have utter contempt otherwise for everything south of the border.

      I agree with you though, I never much liked Millar or his original work (ie, the stuff he writes that isn’t already a well known DC or Marvel property because I actually enjoyed Superman: Red Son and his Ultimate Marvel books) and this deal just smacks of “I’ll name writers and directors you could’ve picked out yourself, get paid for the privilege and have all of my things turned into movies at the expense of more interesting properties”.

      • pardon my geopraphical ignorance….pompus European or something like that. I just assumed he was brit by the way he talks.

        still cant stand him, all he has done since joining Fox is promote his own work in becoming movies.

        • Why wouldn’t he promote his own stuff? Fox gives a comic writer a position like this, he has two possibilities: give them ideas about ‘his’ comics, and give them ideas about Marvel comics.
          Besides, Wanted and Kick-Ass came out long before he was working with Fox….fool.

  2. You had me until “alien monkey”.

    • They had be at alien monkey

  3. its amazing how in hollywood if you make enough connections you keep working. this clown
    once called xmen the last stand crap which of course but vaughn said i would have done a
    better job and when he finally got a chance and 160 million to go with the budget he goes out and
    makes the worst xman and worst grossing film in franchise. none of what he has produced
    has made over 50 million domestically and his top film was 2011′s 17th highest grossing film of
    year domestically. yeah he did something alright, made the franchise worse, LOL.

    • First Class is far from the worst X-Men film, but you are right that it was the worst performing of the franchise but that couldve been audiences trying to play it safe considering that First Class came after two below-par X-men films (Last Stand & Origins).
      I get that the numbers don’t match the films, but First Class, in my opinion at least, has breathed new life into the franchise. After killing Cyclops, Prof X and Jean Grey and having the Phoenix just be an alias for her uncontrollable powers.. and everything that happened in Origins (wtf?) First Class was pretty refreshing. If in another version of history Singer had still left, but Vaughn had stayed for Last Stand after the success of the first two films, we wouldn’t have be having this conversation.