Mark Millar's 2003 limited series Superman: Red Son may find new life at Warner Bros, and news of these discussions is certainly popping up in interesting political times.Read More
Kick-Ass put Mark Millar and his Millarworld imprint on the map back in the mid-2000s. Now, Millar is re-launching both Kick-Ass and its spin-off, Hit-Girl. But here's the exciting bit: the protagonist of Kick-Ass is no longer Dave Lizewski.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts May Star in Ophelia
Daisy Ridley is reportedly in final talks to play the titular role in Ophelia, an adaptation of Hamlet that tells the play's story from the viewpoint of Ophelia.Read More
It seems like hype just continues to build for Jurassic World, and this trailer for the new LEGO Jurassic World is no exception. There's something special about hearing the movie's theme slowly build as tiny little LEGO minifigs are running in terror from plastic dinosaurs. Something special indeed.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
And So It Begins
My Spidey Sense Is Tingling
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.Read More
Woot acquired by Amazon (TechCrunch)
Jason Robert Brown wins the hearts and minds of copyright fraudsters (Jason Robert Brown)
"People are playing Farmville because people are playing Farmville." (A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz)
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What If Mark Millar Wrote DC Comics? (Bleeding Cool)
Terrifying Crossover: Cookie Monster + Symbiote (4th Letter)
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)
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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:Read More
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.
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.