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Mark Millar’s Superior Goes Into Production This Year; Who Should Direct?

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The film adaptation of the popular Mark Millar comic book Superior will go into production this year, with the project being written by the writing duo of Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy.

If you haven’t read the Superior comic, I don’t want to spoil the plot for you, but it’s safe to say it’s a take on Superman, but with a twist as a boy with multiple sclerosis is granted one wish by an alien monkey, with that wish being to become his favorite action hero/super hero in real life — Superior (you can pick up the graphic novel on Amazon).

Millar is responsible for writing the Marvel Comics’ Civil War event comic book as well as his Kick-Ass comics and movies and the recent hit Kingsman: The Secret Service (awesome movie).

Earlier this morning saw Millar take to Twitter to ask fans who they think should direct Superior, with mention that it can’t be Matthew Vaughn as Vaughn is busy with the sequel to Secret Service

Two choices that came to my mind were Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange); however, as Millar noted, Superior will film this year, so Edwards and Derrickson are out of the equation due to Star Wars and Doctor Strange, respectively.

If you can recommend anybody for the gig, tweet @mrmarkmillar.

Millar also gave an update for the Nemesis movie in that it’s moved over to Warner Bros. and “going great.”

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Mark Millar Hints At Martin Freeman’s Role In Captain America: Civil War

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Martin Freeman is the latest addition to the ever-growing list of actors in Captain America: Civil War.

There are many fan theories who Freeman might be playing, but writer of the comic, Mark Millar, does know specifics.

Millar teases (via Radio Times) that it’s not a superhero, and to somebody familiar with Marvel, that it’s obvious.

I know who he’s playing in the film, but I guess it’s still a secret. The character is not a super-person, it’s somebody who’s… well, I don’t want to spoil it for anybody but he’s not going to be in costume. He’s a great actor he could play anyone – he could play Hit-Girl! Once you get to see it, it’s so obvious. All I’ll say is, he’s not [Captain America villain] the Red Skull.

The current speculation is that Martin Freeman may be playing Everett Ross, a government liason to Wakanda (home of the Black Panther); another guess it that Freeman could be playing Henry Gyrich, a U.S. govt. liason to the Avengers; a third guess is that Freeman may be playing Norman Osborn, and a fourth guess is J. Jonah Jameson.

“Captain America: Civil War” has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Mark Millar Talks Civil War & Spider-Man Back At Marvel

Mark Millar recently attended the Glassgow Film Festival where he participated in a QnA with IGN about his Civil War Marvel comic book and Spider-Man returning to Marvel.

Millar offered the following about Spider-Man, and you can listen to more above where Millar compares writing the Civil War comic with juggling gasoline due to all the tie-ins, talks using the likeness of Samuel L. Jackson in the comic and more.

People kept saying to me ‘they can’t do [Captain America] Civil War‘ without Spider-Man,’ but in the actual book Spider-Man only appears in about six pages.

In the end what they’ve got is Spider-Man back, which is actually great as somebody who has been baffled by the last two Spider-Man films, the idea of Marvel getting it back does feel like ‘coming home’ a little bit. It’s not that they can do no wrong. Thor 2 wasn’t very good and Iron Man 2 wasn’t very good, so they have their misfires as well, but I think Spider-Man is like the holy grail for them. They are not going to mess this up. They are going to make it great. All eyes are on them, so they have to bring their A-game.

Mark Millar is known for Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and his Starlight comic is coming to the big screen with Star Wars writer Gary Whitta on the screenplay.

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Mark Millar Happy Marvel Is Doing Captain America: Civil War

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Mark Millar penned the Marvel Comics event that Captain America: Civil War is in part based on.

Previously, Millar stated he was delighted to hear the news of Marvel Studios adapting the comic, and now Millar says he is going to enjoy the show and more.

“I couldn’t be more relaxed about it,” Millar told MTV. “Almost any other studio could screw it up. I’ll just show up on the night and enjoy the film.”

Mark Millar also stated when Civil War was announced that he wouldn’t do a cameo and was pretty happy about the fact that the Marvel Comics Civil War graphic novel had sold out at Amazon.

Mark Millar is responsible for Kick-Ass and the upcoming Kingsman: Secret Service movie.

Captain America: Civil War stars Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

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Gary Whitta Departs Star Wars Spinoff For Mark Millar’s Starlight

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Screenwriter Gary Whitta has completed a first draft for the 2016 Star Wars spinoff and has announced his departure in order to write the script for the Mark Millar Starlight movie.

The Hollywood trade sites are stating with Whitta leaving Star Wars, a new screenwriter should be announced soon.

Apparently after a year of working on the Star Wars spinoff script with director Gareth Edwards, Whitta has decided to move on to the Millar movie.

Both Edwards and Whitta released the following statements (via THR):

“Gary has been a wonderful, inspired contributor and I enjoyed working with him tremendously,” said Edwards. “I’m so grateful for all of his contributions. ” 

Whitta added: “The year I spent working with Lucasfilm on this Star Wars film has been by far the most rewarding period of my entire career. As a lifelong Star Wars fan I’m deeply grateful to have had the rare opportunity to contribute to a new chapter in its ongoing cinematic legacy. The film is going to be amazing.”

The untitled Star Wars spinoff movie has a December 16, 2016 release date with the plot rumored to potentially center around the Rebellion’s theft of the Death Star plans or even a Han Solo origin movie starring Aaron Paul.

Regarding Mark Millar’s Starlight movie, it is described as “The Flash Gordon meets The Dark Knight Returns” as it “centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories. He settled down, got married, had kids and got old, but then is called back for one last adventure when his old rocket shows up.”

Whitta also added the following on Twitter:

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New Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer & Posters

Four new posters and a trailer have debuted for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

The film has a February 13, 2015 release starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Synopsis:

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.

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Mark Millar Comments On Captain America 3 Civil War; Sells Out On Amazon

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It’s been stated that Robert Downey Jr. has joined the cast of Captain America 3 which will feature an adaptation of the hugely popular Marvel Comics event from 2006 with Civil War.

The series saw Captain America battle against Iron Man over superhero registration.

Mark Millar, writer behind the likes of Kick Ass, wrote the project for Marvel. Below you can check out some of his Tweets on the subject.

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First Secret Service Set Images & Video Hit The Net

Matthew Vaughn began filming the comic book movie adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ Secret Service where set images and video have hit the net.

The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine and Colin Firth.

The below video features a spoiler regarding Jackson and Firth, so you have been warned.

Secret Service has a November 14, 2014 release.

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Review: Jupiter’s Legacy #3

Your father is the greatest super hero that ever lived, but you will always be in his shadow. The worst part is that he reminds you of it constantly, you will never be good enough to up hold your legacy no matter what you do! But, what if you are not the only one that loathes and resents him for his arrogance? What if there are others out there that have had enough as well, others that are willing to band together to “remove” the obstacle that has always been holding you back?

That is the premise of the third issue of Mark Millar’s brutally honest look into the dark secrets of a superhero family. It is a story that has been told countless times, being felt across the ages as son strives to become a man worthy of his father respect, but Millar puts his patented spill of brutality on that classic coming of age tale and creates something wholly unique in the process.

Known for his over the top sensationalism, Mark Millar combines with superstar artist, Frank Quitely, in order to create one of the most brutal issues I have ever read. This issue is a non-stop blitzkrieg that will shock and astound you and, most definitely, leave you wanting more! But, it is not the overtly callous actions thrust upon a supreme family that makes this such a fantastic book, it is the underlying tale of treachery and deceit that truly holds sway over the reader. It is the slow prodding by a jealous uncle, the final push of a nephew over the point of no return that will resonate far longer as a great read than just the visual destruction of a family. Not that what happens to Brandon’s poor mother or his father’s final moments at his own hands won’t be with you for a VERY long time, but it is that old morality play done with a Millarian twist that will stay with you forever!

If you haven’t been reading this book, don’t start with this issue! I beseech you to travel far and wide to find all three issues and read them in one sitting in order to fully enjoy this mesmerizing tale before it jumps ahead nine years for issue #4! But remember, you don’t have to read this book, you NEED to!

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Fox Studios Creating Shared Movie Universe With Fantastic Four & X-Men Says Mark Millar

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With The Avengers movie being a billion dollar plus hit, Fox Studios is following suit with their own comic book movie shared universe.

Mark Millar, the Marvel creative consultant for Fox, told SFX that characters from the Fantastic Four and X-Men will be featured in each other’s movies.

Without question I think you have to see some of these guys showing up in each other’s movies. I think the most exciting thing in superhero movies, until The Avengers came along, was when Nick Fury showed up in Iron Man. Even though it was a guy with an eye patch it was really cool – and I expect we will see more of that.

Bryan Singer has X-Men: Days Of Future Past coming out May 23rd 2014 and Jeff Wadlow has X-Force in development; Josh Trank has Fantastic Four with a March 6, 2015 release date.

Besides Wolverine, which characters would make have good crossover appeal to appear in both the X films and FF?

Cable might not be a bad choice.

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Batman / Superman Movie Is Brilliant Says Mark Millar; Comments On Justice League Movie

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Mark Millar, the creator behind the likes of Kick-Ass as well as the Marvel consultant for Fox Studios, recently participated in an online QnA where he answered questions on all sorts of subjects which include the Batman/Superman Man of Steel sequel.

Previously, Millar made comments regarding Aquaman, in that it would be difficult to translate on the big screen, and now we hear some more of the same as well as that the Batman/Superman movie is a brilliant idea.

“No, not at all; I actually think it’s a brilliant idea,” Millar responded when asked if DC is pushing ahead too early regarding Batman/Superman. “Justice League would have been a really weird move for them. Could you imagine doing The Avengers without doing Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and everything beforehand?”

“The Martian Manhunter comes from Mars, with Wonder Woman you have to explain the Paradise Islands populated by Amazons, the Green Lantern you’ll have to reintroduce because nobody saw the first film *laughs* and then there’s the Flash, and Aquaman and the undersea kingdom of Atlantis – how on earth do you possibly explain that?” Millar continued.

Millar finishes with mention that essentially a Batman/Superman team up is a good idea because it would perform the same as a Justice League movie.

“I actually don’t think that a Justice League movie would have done any more business than Superman Vs Batman,” Millar said. “At the moment, nobody really cares about those other characters anyway yet.”

(via Total Film)

Superman/Batman, the sequel to Man of Steel, goes into production next year for a 2015 release starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the Man of Steel and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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Movie Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

A Little Less Kick, But a Bit More Heart

A Film Review of Kick-Ass 2

By: Lawrence Napoli

 

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Mark Millar’s brain child, Kick-Ass, is a comic series known for its extreme use of violence, language and adult situations that would make most standard issue comic book characters blush. It is meant to be an over the top, some would even argue “depraved,” depiction of people trying to be super-heroes in the real world which means real consequences like pain, broken bones and death combined with a very irreverent, comedic tone that makes for some hilarious moments. Then incidents like the Sandy Hook massacre happen, and it instantly causes some people to reevaluate the use of violence as entertainment which led to Jim Carrey (Colonel Stars and Stripes in Kick-Ass 2) recanting his involvement in the project soon after. Mark Millar made a public response to Carrey’s comment that expressed disappointment over his second guessing, and that this film’s title demands a certain level of violence not meant to exploit tragedies in reality. When comparing Kick-Ass 2 to the original, I find a film that is much less absurd, random and reckless with its use of violence and adult content which definitely has a positive impact on the overall quality of this movie. I am uncertain if the final cut was compiled with Carrey’s comments and real-world incidents in mind, but it certainly feels like it.

Having said that, Kick Ass 2 picks up almost exactly where the first film left off two years ago, and the artist formerly known as the Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has got an axe to grind with Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Although this plot is the primary conflict that unites every character in this film, there is a much more personal journey of discovery that is happening for Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Mortez). She’s growing up and seems to have more than her inordinately hyper (or masochistic) desire to protect the city motivating her life. Where Kick-Ass was the title character’s focus on the classic origin story, the sequel is more interested with everyone’s secret identities and how they inspire the alter-ego-vigilantism. The story promotes a strong theme of family and coming together as a group to achieve great things from both ends of the moral spectrum, but make no mistake; violence, inappropriate humor and a healthy amount of cussing remain as the principal tools to propel the plot forward which keeps the entertainment factor fairly high for the duration of the film. Writer/director Jeff Wadlow certainly took a more tempered approach on everything from plot points to dialogue to make this movie seem less like pornography and maybe that flies in the face of the comic books, but it does make for a better fiction on film. Character arcs (though pedestrian) pay off, the violence (though graphic at times) serves a purpose and the idea of the impracticality of real-life super heroes is constant.

The action in Kick-Ass 2 is carbon-copied from the first film. It is very focused on hand to hand combat and small arms gunplay, but stunt work is fairly light and explosions are few and far between. Special and visual effects are also relegated to mostly slow motion sequences, and with a budget of only $28 million dollars, you aren’t going to be witness to a grandiose spectacle this side of The Avengers, but of course, that’s the point. Kick-Ass 2 is a very efficiently produced action adventure that needs to be stingy with fights and compensates with dialogue. We’re talking about street level violence so there’s no real need for thunder gods and hulks. While the camera gets pretty close to the aforementioned action which delivers that staccato punch to the audience, let’s be clear that as overused as the word “epic” is tossed around anything and everything conceivably “Hollywood,” it can’t be used for Kick-Ass 2 in any way.

If anyone was curious what Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been up to in his spare time since 2010, guess what? He’s been living at the gym and slamming the weights, and the proof is the absolute beastly shape he’s in for this film. It actually is somewhat curious considering that his character, Kick-Ass, isn’t really the focal point for this story, but his efforts were not in vain. His action sequences are right on mark, and his performance is actually quite sincere and charismatic. He is every bit as loveable and naive as he was in the first film, and his onscreen chemistry with his costar, Ms. Moretz pays off for both actors.

You know who wasn’t hitting the gym? Christopher Mintz-Plasse. He continues to bank on the success of pseudo-acting thanks to a little character named McLovin, and if your production ever needs a scrawny smart-ass that spouts off random humor in a squeaky voice, Mintz-Plasse is your man. I’m not taking pot shots at the guy as I’m glad things worked out for his career, but roles like the one he plays in this film: The Motherf*cker, are custom built for his brand of comedy which isn’t too far removed from Jack Ass minus the painful pranks.

The rest of the supporting cast is a mixed bag of goodness. Jim Carrey, thankfully, doesn’t deliver a full-tilt “Riddler” performance as Colonel Stars and Stripes, and although this effectively caps the potential ridiculous nature of his comedy, he is still adequate in his role as the unofficial leader of “Justice Forever” and mentor to the younger heroes. The most underrated performance is that of John Leguizamo as Javier, the Mother F-er’s bodyguard, who attempts to dissuade his crazy quest for vengeance, but winds up enabling him all the same. Leguizamo’s performance is as serious and focused as Morris Chestnut’s who plays Hit-Girl’s guardian, and both men do a satisfactory job at being fatherly figures.

This film, however, is really all about Chloë Grace Mortez as Hit-Girl. She easily kicks the most ass (no pun intended) of any individual character as a combatant, but she continues to grow as an actress that has the ability to allow her demeanor and her words do the actual talking (as opposed to her fists). Despite being the youngest member of this cast, her leadership is undeniable in every scene. She has genuine chemistry with everyone, but she is the one who sets the tone. Every actor plays off her intensity so much so that it’s very easy to forget that this young lady was born in 1997.

Kick-Ass 2 is a film that keeps the exact tone from the original which is both good and bad. Familiarity is what allows a franchise to become a brand, but the sequel is a little too familiar at times leaving me starved for some form of evolution: higher stakes or bigger spectacles. This is a must-see for fans of the original, but please make note that this film isn’t quite as brazen an experience. It’s a fun little movie that once again visits the absurd notion of super-heroes in reality that are just regular people without training, unique abilities or resources. However, that too, is the point and a message concerning the real world’s desperate need for real heroes (i.e. decent people simply doing the right thing) is quite satisfying for the audience as they exit the theatre.

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Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Mark Millar & Matthew Vaughn Kick-Ass 2 Sound Bite Interviews (Video)

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Below you can check out video interviews for Kick-Ass 2 featuring Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn.

Chloe Grace Moretz / “Mindy Macready – Hit Girl” talks about Kick-Ass 2 having more stuff going on, about her character and Dave, on her final battle against Mother Russia and more.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson / “Dave Lizewski – Kick-Ass” talks about taking Kick-Ass 2 to the next level, Dave’s journey being Kick-Ass, Mindy Vs. Dave and the final battle against Mother Russia as well.

Mark Millar / Comic Book Writer – Executive Producer talks about the film’s story, on how Kick-Ass 2 is bigger than the first and about working with Olga Kurkulina aka Mother Russia.

Matthew Vaughn / Producer talks about Dave’s journey as a character, Mindy as a normal character, and Red Mist vs. The Motherf—er.

Kick-Ass 2 has a August 16th 2013 release date also starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Jim Carrey.

Related: Check out four more with Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo.

Chloe Grace Moretz / “Mindy Macready – Hit Girl”:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson / “Dave Lizewski – Kick-Ass”:

Mark Millar / Comic Book Writer – Executive Producer:

Matthew Vaughn / Producer:

Synopsis:

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all

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Jim Carrey Finally Endorses Kick-Ass 2 Says Mark Millar?

To bring you up to speed in regards to Jim Carrey and Kick-Ass 2, basically what happened was the actor had a change of heart after a heavy pay day about all the gun violence in the movie.

Jim Carrey is an ant-gun Hollywood liberal who was so disheartened by what happened at the Sandy Hook school shooting, that six months later he decided to stop supporting Kick-Ass 2.

Mark Millar, creator of the graphic novel of the same name and executive producer, has been responding to Carrey through various comments made, but now it seems the two have finally come to some sort of agreement.

Mark Millar took to his Twitter offering the following image of Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars including, “Finally, we have a Kick-Ass 2 image that’s been endorsed by Mister Jim Carrey.”

Must mean we can expect Jim Carrey back for Kick-Ass 3 as well.

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Kick-Ass 2 has a August 16th 2013 release date also starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Jim Carrey.

Synopsis:

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all

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Matthew Vaughn’s Secret Service Gets Samuel L. Jackson As Villain

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Matthew Vaughn’s Secret Service, the comic book movie adaptation of the Mark Millar and David Gibbons graphic novel, has cast Samuel L. Jackson as the main villain.

Variety reports that Samuel L. Jackson joins Colin Firth and Taron Egerton for the spy movie that sees Firth take Egerton’s character under his wing.

The  comic book sees a young man who grew up in a rough section in London get recruited by his Uncle into a British spy school that churns out suave, sophisticated gentlemen-agent types in the 007 mold. Together they get involved in a conspiracy that surrounds celebrity murders, with the comic book featuring real life characters Mark Hamill and Ridley Scott.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s name has also been attached to Secret Service, with Michael Caine rumored as well.

Secret Service has a November 14, 2014 release.

Samuel L. Jackson also stars in the upcoming Robocop reboot and Captain America 2.

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5-10 X-Men Franchises Coming From Fox Says Mark Millar: Building Something Big

Mark Millar gives an update on the status of his deal with Fox Studios in being the Marvel comic book movie consultant.

While not giving any specifics, the creator behind the likes of Kick-Ass tells Collider that he believes there are around 5-10 franchises that can come out of the X-Men universe.

Millar also talks about his job at Fox, and says it’s not necessarily just ideas being thrown around and whether they are “cool” or “not cool,” but says while there is that to a degree, he is involved working with the studios execs and more in a broader sense. He uses the X-Force movie as an example stating he brought Jeff Wadlow in before any of the other studies could nab him.

With that being said, Millar then says, without trying to give anything away, that Fox is building to something big (which sounds like Fantastic Four may be a part of down the road).

You can check out the entire video below for more with Millar.

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Speaking of the possible 5-10 X-Men franchises Fox may end up doing, here is our list:

X-Men (ongoing)

Wolverine (ongoing)

X-Force (Kick-Ass 2’s Jeff Wadlow is currently writing with an eye to direct)

Cable

New Mutants

Magneto (been talked about for years)

Deadpool (Fox seems hesitant to green light an R rated superhero movie)

X-Factor

Star Jammers/Shi’ar/Imperial Guard (X-Men Cosmic movie?)

Age Of Apocalypse

Namor (could be a shared character similar to Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch)

Xavier School For Gifted Mutants

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Possibilities for Fantastic Four:

Fantastic Four

Silver Surfer/Galactus

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Universal Caves To Jim Carrey: Removes Kick-Ass 2 Assault Rifles From Chloe Moretz Pic

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It’s lucky the British didn’t have Jim Carrey on their side or else we might be still saying, “God save King George!

To bring you up to speed, for some odd reason 6 months or so after the Sandy Hook school shooting that took place as a result of some disturbed individual, Jim Carrey, who plays Colonel Stars in Kick-Ass 2, stated he can’t support the movie and won’t be participating in any of the PR for it.

Well, typical of a Hollywood liberal to do, we didn’t hear word that Jim Carrey is donating his proceeds for Kick-Ass 2 to charity – or giving it back – but now we see that Universal has caved to the pressure and edited a promo image of Chloe Moretz.

Below you can check out the original image which has assault rifles in the background, and the fixed image without them.

The Hollywood Reporter spotted the pic, with mention that Universal hasn’t made a comment.

Well, Mark Millar, creator behind the graphic novel and Fox Studios Marvel consultant, did previously comment offering that what is depicted in Kick-Ass 2 is nothing new and Carrey knew 6 months ago what he was getting himself into.

Our guess is a new car.

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Kick-Ass 2 has a August 16th 2013 release date also starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Jim Carrey.

Synopsis:

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all

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We Can Thank Mark Millar For X-Force Movie; Features 5 Characters

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Looks like we can thank Mark Millar, the Fox Studios Marvel consultant, for the upcoming X-Force movie as the writer/possible director on the film, Jeff Wadlow, says so in a recent interview.

We also hear from Millar as well, who states X-Force will feature five characters.

SlashFilm caught up with the duo recently asking them about X-Force.

X-Force is something I’m incredibly passionate about and without his [Mark Millar] support it wouldn’t be happening,” Wadlow offered.

Regarding which version of the team fans will see on the big screen – the 90s Liefeld original or the current “Uncanny” version –  Wadlow doesn’t say.

“I love the current incarnation, Uncanny X-Force. I love what Rob did in the nineties. I remember buying X-Force 1 and what I’ve really loved about the announcement that we are working on the movie is how excited people are by the potential,” Wadlow said.

Wadlow goes on to state he loves the guessing games that are happening regarding the characters to be featured in the movie, with Millar adding there are five.

“People are going to be dissecting every name as it gets released, so it will be so cool when you have your five,” Millar said.

That’s an interesting statement from Mark Millar which may suggest the X-Force version on the silver screen won’t match any specific team. Previously, Wadlow hinted at the same by stating it could be many different things.

Currently, Jeff Wadlow is writing the X-Force movie script with about 20 pages in as of Comic-Con.