Recently, controversial comic book creator Mark Millar was appointed as a consultant for 20th Century Fox‘s Marvel movies. The famously outspoken Scot has taken to his new role as overlord well and is already providing plenty of quotable fodder, comparing his role to Joss Whedon‘s over at Marvel proper.
Speaking to SFX magazine he had some choice words about the upcoming First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. “[Matthew] Vaughn is going for a big sci-fi style thing with X-Men: Days of Future Past” said Millar, calling it X-Men meets The Terminator. “You’ve got robots, you’ve got time travel, you’ve got superheroes – it’s got everything in one film.”
He also said that the film would go into an apocalyptic future, which is in line with the Days of Future Past storyline. The robots that Millar refers to are obviously The Sentinels, sentient anti-mutant machine, who’ve been antagonist to the X-Men since first appearing in comics in 1965.
Additionally, Millar offered an update on Chronicle helmer Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, saying that it probably wouldn’t be dark and gritty and that Trank would apply his own spin to things: “You can tell from Chronicle that it was a new way of looking at superheroes, and I think he’s going to apply that same slightly skewed way of looking at heroes to the Fantastic Four, but do it in a way that feels incredibly reverential to the Kirby and Lee stuff.”
The refreshingly ambitious X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed by Matthew Vaughn is currently set for a July 2014 release. The principal cast of First Class will return, so more Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Yay!