‘Kingsman’ Creator Mark Millar Weighs In On Disney-Fox Deal

Mark Millar MillarworldKingsman and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar has commented on Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets and the implications the deal could have on their Marvel content.

Today, The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox announced an agreement for Disney to acquire the latter’s key entertainment and sports assets, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios. News of the deal has been met with mixed reactions and now Kingsman co-creator Mark Millar has shared his thoughts on the game-changing deal through a series of posts on his official Twitter account.

Describing the deal as “Good for Disney, bad for Fox,” Millar stated that there was “zero upside” to deal as he believed risky projects such Deadpool will never be developed at Disney. Although adding that Disney could provide a “fresh start” for the X-Men franchise, Millar expressed his hope that audiences would not miss out on the chance to see unique films, putting forward Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man as projects that might never have been produced had Marvel owned the film rights to their more well-known characters.

You can check out Millar’s comments in the posts below!

Millar is not the only who is concerned that Disney may be less inclined to produce risky content such as Deadpool, though Disney CEO Bob Iger recently stated that R-rated Marvel films were not out of the question.

What are your thoughts on the deal between Disney-Fox? Is it exciting to potentially see the X-Men and Fantastic Four join the Marvel Cinematic Universe or are you concerned that Disney is consolidating too much power? Share your thoughts below!

6 R-Rated Comic Book Movies Audiences Deserve

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Comic Book Characters Green Arrow Black Widow Batman R-RatedLogan and Deadpool have shown studios that R-Rated superhero movies can succeed. Sure, Watchmen and 300 kind of proved that same point in 2009, but now both Marvel and DC have said R-Rated movies are a possibility. Audiences are tired of so many comic book movies featuring similar plots, so opening more projects to the potential of being R-Rated makes it possible that different, mature stories can be told.

Some characters, like Superman and Spider-Man, should never receive the R-Rated treatment. If a character is defined by a sense of hope or optimism instead of a dark, gritty core that grounds all their actions, then a R-Rated movie likely won’t work.

Hit Next to find out more about six comic book movies that should be R-Rated!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.

  • JMMagwood

    I’ll sacrifice a “Deadpool” if it saves us from more stuff like “Days Of Future Past.”