Ever since Marvel and Disney released The Avengers last year, every other comic book company and movie studio has asked, "How can we do something like that?" That's not surprising considering The Avengers racked in over $1 billion in the global box office. It seems DC/Warner Bros. have hedged their bets on a Justice League Part One movie, while it looks like Fox have big ideas for X-Men: Days Of Future Past
, the comic book writer behind Kick-Ass and Marvel's Civil War, has heaped praise on the latest directed X-Men flick. In a post on Millarworld forums he explained:
Days of Future-Past is potentially the biggest and most ambitious superhero movie ever made. I've seen this coming together in various stages, but now they're only weeks away from shooting it's really catching fire. I'll catch Bry in person before he heads to Montreal next month when I'm seeing Wolvie and we can chat a little more about the Fox grand plan.
Millar is hardly unbiased; he also works as Fox's creative consultant on the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises. However, talk of a "grand plan" certainly suggests Fox is trying to take on the Marvel/Disney comic book behemoth. It certainly seems like more big news is on the way. Millar teased:
There's a very exciting announcement you guys will hear about over the coming months (if not before).
No news on what that announcement might be yet, but it's certainly an exciting time for superhero fans.
Can Fox really take on Marvel and Disney at their own game?