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Superman: Red Son Film Being Discussed at Warner Bros. During Interesting Political Times

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.

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Mark Millar Re-Launches Kick-Ass Franchise With a Black, Female Protagonist

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts May Star in Ophelia

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.

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Things We Saw Today: LEGO Jurassic World‘s Trailer Hits All The Right Hype Notes

Clever girl.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Geekolinks: 6/30

Geekolinks: 6/27

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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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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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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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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