[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5404:]]New Fox Studios Marvel Comics creative consultant Mark Millar offered his thoughts on a range of topics in a recent interview with mention of The Dark Knight Rises.
Millar states that while he liked it better than The Avengers movie, he felt the end with the Catwoman vs. Bane fight went pretty bad and that director Christopher Nolan deserves to go to "movie jail" for it.
Here is his take via SFX Magazine:
I know there are different opinions on that movie. I thought it was interesting that when The Dark Knight came out it was just after the financial crash and you had this mass joblessness all over the Western world. I thought, ‘It is going to be quite hard to do a film about a billionaire hero who lives in a gigantic mansion and goes out to beat up poor people every night.’ Just think about it – Bruce Wayne is the guy who is firing people, he is not really one of us [laughs]. But to their credit they really tackled it in that movie. It was very, very timely: it was a tale of two cities and I thought it was on the side of the poor guys. When they were raiding the mansions and throwing people out on the street – and even at the end Bruce Wayne gave away his fortune. I thought Bane was the most compelling out of all the villains – right from the start I thought, ‘this guy is great.’ I thought the only thing that let it down a bit was the action: Nolan should go to movie jail for the Bane vs Catwoman thing at the end. But the rest of the movie was so brilliant that you could easily forgive him. I liked it better than The Avengers.
Millar also went on to talk about X-Men: Days of Future Past with specific mention that the Sentinels will be featured big in the movie and that Kitty Pryde fans won't be disappointed.
I don’t really want to give too much away but the Sentinels are a big feature of this story. They will be cool and this will deliver on all of the teasers. We’ve all been waiting for this ever since X-Men: The Last Stand showed us one of their heads. Now it is finally coming, and we only have to pay ten quid to see it in the cinema.
He also says that Kick-Ass 3 will be the last of those movies hinting that we could see the deaths of all the major characters.
Yeah absolutely. Kick-Ass 3 is going to be the last one though. I told Universal this and they asked me, ‘What does that mean?’ I said, ‘It means that this is where it all ends.’ They said, ‘Do they all die at the end?’ I said, ‘Maybe’ – because this is a realistic superhero story.
X-Men: Days of Future Past has a July 14, 2014 release date with Kick-Ass 2 premiering July 28, 2013.