About a week and a half ago, news broke that Universal Pictures obtained the cinematic rights to Mark Millar’s most recent comic book series, Chrononauts. Chrononauts follows a pair of scientists who discover the key to time travel and use that ability for their own personal gain, or for the good of mankind or something. It’s definitely one of those two.
As someone who clearly hasn’t read the comic, it feels as if Universal saw the success of Kingsman and went; well…we’ll just buy the rights to all of Millar’s properties as they’re released. Universal has had a pretty solid history of working with Millar on the Kick-Ass franchise, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they are trying to make Millar’s comic stories as exclusive to their studio as possible.
Mark Millar is probably the most renowned comic book writer for his contribution to the Marvel universe with Civil War, which happens to be the comic in which the third instalment of Captain America is based on. He has also written many popular titles such as Superman: Red Son and several independent comics including The Secret Service, Nemesis, and many more.
I’m pretty sure the cinematic rights for Nemesis belong to Fox at the moment, and I’m just saying, if Chrononauts gets a live action movie adaptation before Nemesis, there is just no justice in the world. Like I said, I haven’t read this comic it’s probably amazing. I mean I’ve heard its pretty good, but whatever.
If you have read Chrononauts I’m really eager to hear your thoughts on it. Do you think there is potential for a decent movie, or is this just blind faith in Mark Millar?
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