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Mark Millar

  1. Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service Is The Sexiest Valentine’s Day Movie Of All

    This guilt-free spy parody is perfect for '90s nostalgia.

    I've noticed a theme in 2015: the movies I've had no hope for, based on their marketing, have turned out to be infinitely better than the movies I thought held some promise. First Paddington, then Spongebob, then Black Sea - and now Kingsman.

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  2. John Romita, Jr. Makes it Clear He Doesn’t Like Jim Carrey Because of Kick-Ass 2 Comments

    How will they settle this feud? Pistols at dawn?

    John Romita, Jr., is very vocal about disliking Jim Carrey and his decision to withdraw support from Kick-Ass 2 last summer.

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  3. The X-Men and Fantastic Four Just Might Get it Together in a Movie

    Mutatis Mutandis

    While, with the success of The Avengers, I'm sure we all dream of a day when Marvel Entertainment reacquires the film rights to the other half of its universe from 20th Century Fox, that same success has made it even less likely that the company will give up The Fantastic Four and the X-Men any time soon. But while Sony only has their hands on Spider-Man, Fox has two Marvel teams under their umbrella, and its Fantastic Four reboot is moving ahead. Does this mean we'll eventually be seeing a team team up?

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  4. Jim Carrey Decries Violence of Kick-Ass 2, Mark Millar Responds by Defending Media Violence

    What did he expect when he signed on for a film called Kick-Ass 2?

    Jim Carrey, who is playing Colonel Stars and Stripes in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, spoke out on Twitter saying that he isn't happy about the level of violence in the film. The film, which, again, is called Kick-Ass 2, is a sequel to a movie whose MPAA R rating was due to "strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children." The film that was also, coincidentally, filmed months ago. Perhaps Mr. Carrey should have expressed his discontent sooner.

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  5. Jim Carrey Abjures Kick-Ass 2 Because of Violence

    Suddenly

    In a surprise Twitter-bomb, Jim Carrey has withdrawn support for his upcoming film Kick-Ass 2. His reasoning after the cut.

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  6. Fox’s Fantastic Four Reboot Is Still Happening, Gets a 2015 Release Date

    And So It Begins

    After months of hearing not much of anything about Fox's Fantastic Four reboot—other than the fact that it exists and is being directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank—Fox has given the movie a release date: March 6, 2015. Man. Between The Avengers sequel, the Justice League movie, Ant-Man, and possibly Star Wars VII, 2015 is going to be one heck of a year.

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  7. Mark Millar Kinda Sorta Says Sentinels Will Be In X-Men: Days Of Future Past [Please Be True]

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    One of my biggest disappointment with the X-Men movie franchise so far has been the lack of Sentinels, the mutant-hunting robots from the Marvel Universe. Sure, we got a quick shot of a Sentinel in X-Men: The Last Stand's danger room sequence but it was merely a taste. Now there's talk of the giants playing a big part in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Is it too good to be true? See for yourself. 

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  8. He’s the Best at What He Does, But What He Does is Shout “Yippee-ki-yay, mother!@*#er!”

    These comic book characters are more interesting than your regular action heroes. It would be very hard now to go back to Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard unless he was popping claws like Wolverine or started climbing up the wall like Spider-Man. - Mark Millar on the power that realistic special effects have given (his?) super hero movies. For the record we think that John McClane would kick Spider-Man's pansy ass and that he and Wolverine would probably get along disturbingly well.

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  9. Did Mark Millar Have His Comic Photoshopped Into President Obama’s Hands?

    We know our President is a little bit of a geek, having admitted to once collecting comics, and threading Superman jokes into a speech at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. But he's not this much of a geek. He's not actually reading Mark Millar's Superior. That's a photoshop. A photoshop that seems to be the weapon of a badly managed unsubtle grab at attention from somebody. As Bleeding Cool points out, if Mark Millar is behind the 'shop, it wouldn't be the first time.

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  10. New Comic Con NYC Puts Its Faith In the Thunder God

    Wizard World, magazine publisher and host of numerous comic cons all around the nation, is launching the brand new Comic Con NYC, and its inaugural weekend is slated to coincide with the release date of Thor, May 6th, 2011. This new con is not to be confused with Wizard's other New York comic con, Big Apple Comic Con, which happens in the fall.  It is also not to be confused with New York Comic Con, which is run by a different company.  And don't confuse it with San Diego Comic Con, because it'll be a really long trip to correct that mistake.

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  11. Geekolinks: 6/30

    Woot acquired by Amazon (TechCrunch)


    Grandfather performs Lady Gaga, hilarity ensues (Urlesque)


    Craigslist "For Sale" ad hall of fame (Nerve)


    Brace yourself: Mark Millar's working on an Old Man Logan sequel (Robot6)


    Jason Robert Brown wins the hearts and minds of copyright fraudsters (Jason Robert Brown)


    Will Verizon's 4G network be better than Sprint's? (DVICE)


    "People are playing Farmville because people are playing Farmville." (A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz)

    (title image via ComicsAlliance)

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  12. Geekolinks: 6/27

    What If Mark Millar Wrote DC Comics? (Bleeding Cool)

    Terrifying Crossover: Cookie Monster + Symbiote (4th Letter)

    Captain America and Deadpool Teach Etiquette (Reddit)

    Horrible Development in Video Game Ads (Kotaku)

    How to Play Monkey Pirate Robot Ninja Zombie (The Skwib)

    Timelapse Sand Painting Video (Neatorama)

    Disney Adventurer's Club in the Half-Life Engine (BoingBoing)

    (image via Cinematical.)

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  13. Kick-Ass Sequel? Color Us Skeptical

    After a significant amount of pre-release backlash and a opening weekend that netted slightly less money than a kids movie that's been out for a month, it's still not too late (early?) for the people behind Kick-Ass to start talking about a sequel. Stars Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, in an interview with MTV News, said that there was one in the works. Mintz-Plasse's character Red Mist would be the villain. Of course, their info seems to be based on a conversation Mintz-Plasse had with Mark Millar "a few months ago," and we all know that Mark Millar never makes unfounded claims about movie deals that never actually happened. Ever.

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  14. Kick-Ass UK Premiere Coverage? More Like, Coverage of the Screenwriter’s Breasts

    Kick-Ass' premiere in the UK last night presented British media outlets with a grand conundrum: how to make a big studio release about a relatively obscure comic palatable and understandable to the proles?

    You could: talk about the source material and the complicated legacy of Mark Millar (boring), focus on the movie's controversies around violence and swearing (better), or sidestep the film entirely by talking about how celebrities like Brad Pitt are in attendance (much better).

    But then: What if the (female!!!) screenwriter behind the movie -- one Jane Goldman, wife of British TV personality Jonathan Ross -- happens to be wearing a low-cut top? Now we're getting somewhere:

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  15. Memo to Mark Millar: Kick-Ass is Not Realism

    I was all ready to ignore Kick-Ass. To just let it slip past my radar and fade into obscurity like Lions Gate's Frank Miller's Will Eisner's The Spirit. I don't see the point of willfully subjecting myself to things that I know I will only find repugnant. But then The Independent's interview with Mark Millar flipped my nerdrage switch. And then, I watched the trailers, and now... here I am. Now I know what Kick-Ass is about, other than, you know, violence. Just as I suspected, it is not an original concept, but to my surprise it is an interesting one. The idea of the realistic superhero, with or without powers, has been tackled over and over again. Watchmen, The Authority, Top 10, Batman Begins, Hancock, the X-Men, Spiderman and more have all attempted, in some way, to bring the superhero down to earth. In a way, this makes me more angry. I'd much rather Millar take a dumb concept and make a bad movie, than watch him take an idea I am honestly intellectually and creatively interested in and make a hash of it. Anyway, here's the first bit that got me: Millar says "There's never been a superhero comic set in the real world."

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  16. Mark Millar is Not On Twitter

    But you should try and find him, anyway, because there are a few really funny people pretending to be him. Mark Millar, for the uninitiated, is a relatively well known writer of comic books, like The Ultimates and Civil War, and occasionally movies, like Wanted and Kick-Ass.

    Bleeding Cool highlights one twitter feed in today's Sunday Runaround. Not_Mark_Millar is updated by a self-professed Millar fan who nevertheless feels that the writer can be overhyped at times.

    To the folks who retweet me, ask others to follow me and the like, I’ll name a character in a group scene after you in my nxt Ultimate comic.

    They will be raped by the Hulk but it will be your name on the page. Honestly who wouldn’t want to be raped to death by the Hulk in a comic?

    Just remembered I met Jo Rowling at a cafe in Edinburgh in ‘94. Chatted her up convinced her to finish novel. We all know what happened next

    If Kick-Ass does not out-gross Avatar I will eat my shirt and you can punch me in the throat when you see me at conventions.

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  17. New. Kick-Ass. Red Band. Trailer.

    So: Lionsgate has just released a new trailer for Kick-Ass, the awesome-looking real life superhero movie based on the Mark Millar comic of the same name. Be warned: it is a red band, and if you didn't know that when you read the title of this post, entered your date of birth information, and saw the red band on the fringes, you will when you hear the stream of profanity in the first 10 seconds or so of the trailer. If you're not already a Kick-Ass fan or Mark Millar acolyte, it's hard not to fall in love with the movie at least a little bit when you watch this. (Disclaimer: this past sentence represents the views of an 18-35 demo male.) There's so much to like:

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  18. Kick-Ass Looks — Well, Read The Title

    Mark Millar and/or Christopher Mintz-Plasse fanboys are salivating over this new poster for the movie, which debuts on April 16th. Mark Millar being the mad genius behind such iconic comics as Superman: Red Son and Civil War. This fake Twitter feed is a pretty good parody of Millarness: "What if Iron Man was actually a robot tricking people into thinking it was a guy in a suit?" Christopher Mintz-Plasse, of course, is the organ-donating lad who won our hearts as McLovin' in Superbad.

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