Published On: Fri, Jan 18th, 2013

Mark Millar excited about ‘The Wolverine,’ and exploring characters in ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’

20th Century Fox has their own “shared universe” with “The Wolverine” and the X-Men films, which will be a 2014 release of “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Exec Mark Millar talks about both films, balancing the characters and Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in The WolverineCBM detailed on Wednesday the interview in the new SciFiNow magazine as Millar began by heaping praise for “The Wolverine” and director James Mangold.

“When I got this job they’d started shooting a couple of weeks but the screenplay to The Wolverine is really, really terrific – I’m really, really delighted with it. Obviously the casting’s all been really good, the director’s brilliant.”

The “Kick-Ass” writer feels Wolverine is best with both team and stand alone projects.

“You know, I wrote the Wolverine comic twice – I did the Old Man Logan story and Wolverine: Enemy Of The State – and I don’t think it detracts having individual Wolverine adventures from the X-Men. He’s like a lone wolf character, he disappears and does his own thing sometimes and then he comes back and hangs out at the mansion, so it does feel quite natural to for him to be in these movies.”

Looking ahead to “Days of Future Past,” based on the massively popular comic book series by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the story takes the reader to a world where mutants aren’t just hated and feared–but hunted and killed by the government, Millar wants more balance than just Wolverine.

“You don’t want to have him out there all the time, because I think if you’ve got him in X-Men and Wolverine movies and they’re all running at the same time, it’s a little bit too much but as long as you’re smart with it and there’s a lot of other characters to explore as well. The X-Men universe is about the same size as the Marvel universe in terms of the number of titles it sustains at any one time, so there’s a ton of stuff to play with there and a lot of characters I’d like to explore there too.”

Hugh Jackman returns in “The Wolverine,” which opens in theaters on July 26, 2013.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” will arrive July 18, 2014.

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