Marvel’s Civil War writer Mark Millar shot back at Marvel Studios while praising the recently released trailer for Aquaman by DC.
Aquaman trailer just made modern Marvel look like 70s TV Marvel, chums. The green gauntlet has been slapped down and DC back in the game. A 5 min trailer so damn audacious, @creepypuppet, you damn genius! https://t.co/fEv7v3kSJe
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) October 5, 2018
“Aquaman trailer just made modern Marvel look like 70s TV Marvel, chums,” Millar wrote in a tweet. “The green gauntlet has been slapped down and DC back in the game. A 5 min trailer so damn audacious, [James Wan], you damn genius!”
During the 1970’s, Marvel’s famous superheroes reached the small screen in live-action, with Spider-Man in Spidey Super Stories. This was followed by a short-lived CBS series The Amazing Spider-Man and the Hulk, who had his own solo series where the role was played by Lou Ferrigno.
Over the years, Millar has contributed to several Marvel comics like The Ultimates, Ultimate X-Men. He later joined DC and wrote Swamp Thing and Superman Adventures. Millar has also openly criticised Warner Bros. for their films, saying that Marvel film pay off better because DC characters don’t have a “Cinematic” sense.
“I say this as a massive DC fan who much prefers their characters to Marvel’s,” Millar told Yahoo Movies in February. “Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are some of my favourites but I think these characters, with the exception of Batman, they aren’t based around their secret identity, they are based around their superpower.”
Millar pitched his famed “Magnum Opus of Superman stories” in 2008, in what would have been an eight-hour long trilogy of Superman films to be released a year apart.
“It’s gonna be like Michael Corleone in the Godfather films, the entire story from beginning to end, you see where he starts, how he becomes who he becomes, and where that takes him,” Millar told Empire.
Matt Vaughn, who recently helmed three films based on the works of Millar, has been attached to Man Of Steel 2. When he has approached by Vaughn over a future collaboration, Millar said that Vaughn’s deal with Netflix prohibits his involvement.
“He actually phoned me up a few months ago, and he said, ‘Hey, listen, DC, they’re very interested in me doing Man of Steel 2. Do you want to come in and do this?’ And I was like, ‘I’m exclusive to Netflix for years. We can’t even have that conversation,’” Millar told the El Fanboy Podcast.
“And he was like, ‘Oh, man. What’s the chances of this?’ And then he kind of drifted away. And he’s attached himself to a couple of things and all that. Y’know so, it’s one of those things that might, I mean — if somebody phones Matthew up and offers him enough money it could all change tomorrow.”
Aquaman hits the theatres on December 21.