Mark Millar

  1. Entertainment

    Jim Carrey Decries Violence of Kick-Ass 2, Mark Millar Responds by Defending Media Violence

    Jim Carrey, who is playing Colonel Stars and Stripes in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, spoke out on Twitter saying that he isn't happy about the level of violence in the film. The film, which, again, is called Kick-Ass 2, is a sequel to a movie whose MPAA R rating was due to "strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children." The film that was also, coincidentally, filmed months ago. Perhaps Mr. Carrey should have expressed his discontent sooner.

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  2. Entertainment

    He’s the Best at What He Does, But What He Does is Shout “Yippee-ki-yay, mother!@*#er!”

    These comic book characters are more interesting than your regular action heroes. It would be very hard now to go back to Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard unless he was popping claws like Wolverine or started climbing up the wall like Spider-Man. - Mark Millar on the power that realistic special effects have given (his?) super hero movies. For the record we think that John McClane would kick Spider-Man's pansy ass and that he and Wolverine would probably get along disturbingly well.

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  3. Weird

    Did Mark Millar Have His Comic Photoshopped Into President Obama’s Hands?

    We know our President is a little bit of a geek, having admitted to once collecting comics, and threading Superman jokes into a speech at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. But he's not this much of a geek. He's not actually reading Mark Millar's Superior. That's a photoshop. A photoshop that seems to be the weapon of a badly managed unsubtle grab at attention from somebody. As Bleeding Cool points out, if Mark Millar is behind the 'shop, it wouldn't be the first time.

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  4. Entertainment

    New Comic Con NYC Puts Its Faith In the Thunder God

    Wizard World, magazine publisher and host of numerous comic cons all around the nation, is launching the brand new Comic Con NYC, and its inaugural weekend is slated to coincide with the release date of Thor, May 6th, 2011. This new con is not to be confused with Wizard's other New York comic con, Big Apple Comic Con, which happens in the fall.  It is also not to be confused with New York Comic Con, which is run by a different company.  And don't confuse it with San Diego Comic Con, because it'll be a really long trip to correct that mistake.

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  5. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 6/30

    Woot acquired by Amazon (TechCrunch)

    Grandfather performs Lady Gaga, hilarity ensues (Urlesque)

    Craigslist "For Sale" ad hall of fame (Nerve)

    Brace yourself: Mark Millar's working on an Old Man Logan sequel (Robot6)

    Jason Robert Brown wins the hearts and minds of copyright fraudsters (Jason Robert Brown)

    Will Verizon's 4G network be better than Sprint's? (DVICE)

    "People are playing Farmville because people are playing Farmville." (A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz)

    (title image via ComicsAlliance)

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  6. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 6/27

    What If Mark Millar Wrote DC Comics? (Bleeding Cool)

    Terrifying Crossover: Cookie Monster + Symbiote (4th Letter)

    Captain America and Deadpool Teach Etiquette (Reddit)

    Horrible Development in Video Game Ads (Kotaku)

    How to Play Monkey Pirate Robot Ninja Zombie (The Skwib)

    Timelapse Sand Painting Video (Neatorama)

    Disney Adventurer's Club in the Half-Life Engine (BoingBoing)

    (image via Cinematical.)

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  7. Entertainment

    Kick-Ass Sequel? Color Us Skeptical

    After a significant amount of pre-release backlash and a opening weekend that netted slightly less money than a kids movie that's been out for a month, it's still not too late (early?) for the people behind Kick-Ass to start talking about a sequel. Stars Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, in an interview with MTV News, said that there was one in the works. Mintz-Plasse's character Red Mist would be the villain. Of course, their info seems to be based on a conversation Mintz-Plasse had with Mark Millar "a few months ago," and we all know that Mark Millar never makes unfounded claims about movie deals that never actually happened. Ever.

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  8. Entertainment

    Kick-Ass UK Premiere Coverage? More Like, Coverage of the Screenwriter’s Breasts

    Kick-Ass' premiere in the UK last night presented British media outlets with a grand conundrum: how to make a big studio release about a relatively obscure comic palatable and understandable to the proles?

    You could: talk about the source material and the complicated legacy of Mark Millar (boring), focus on the movie's controversies around violence and swearing (better), or sidestep the film entirely by talking about how celebrities like Brad Pitt are in attendance (much better).

    But then: What if the (female!!!) screenwriter behind the movie -- one Jane Goldman, wife of British TV personality Jonathan Ross -- happens to be wearing a low-cut top? Now we're getting somewhere:

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  9. Entertainment

    Memo to Mark Millar: Kick-Ass is Not Realism

    I was all ready to ignore Kick-Ass. To just let it slip past my radar and fade into obscurity like Lions Gate's Frank Miller's Will Eisner's The Spirit. I don't see the point of willfully subjecting myself to things that I know I will only find repugnant. But then The Independent's interview with Mark Millar flipped my nerdrage switch. And then, I watched the trailers, and now... here I am. Now I know what Kick-Ass is about, other than, you know, violence. Just as I suspected, it is not an original concept, but to my surprise it is an interesting one. The idea of the realistic superhero, with or without powers, has been tackled over and over again. Watchmen, The Authority, Top 10, Batman Begins, Hancock, the X-Men, Spiderman and more have all attempted, in some way, to bring the superhero down to earth. In a way, this makes me more angry. I'd much rather Millar take a dumb concept and make a bad movie, than watch him take an idea I am honestly intellectually and creatively interested in and make a hash of it. Anyway, here's the first bit that got me: Millar says "There's never been a superhero comic set in the real world."

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  10. Entertainment

    Mark Millar is Not On Twitter

    But you should try and find him, anyway, because there are a few really funny people pretending to be him. Mark Millar, for the uninitiated, is a relatively well known writer of comic books, like The Ultimates and Civil War, and occasionally movies, like Wanted and Kick-Ass.

    Bleeding Cool highlights one twitter feed in today's Sunday Runaround. Not_Mark_Millar is updated by a self-professed Millar fan who nevertheless feels that the writer can be overhyped at times.

    To the folks who retweet me, ask others to follow me and the like, I’ll name a character in a group scene after you in my nxt Ultimate comic.

    They will be raped by the Hulk but it will be your name on the page. Honestly who wouldn’t want to be raped to death by the Hulk in a comic?

    Just remembered I met Jo Rowling at a cafe in Edinburgh in ‘94. Chatted her up convinced her to finish novel. We all know what happened next

    If Kick-Ass does not out-gross Avatar I will eat my shirt and you can punch me in the throat when you see me at conventions.

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  11. Entertainment

    New. Kick-Ass. Red Band. Trailer.

    So: Lionsgate has just released a new trailer for Kick-Ass, the awesome-looking real life superhero movie based on the Mark Millar comic of the same name. Be warned: it is a red band, and if you didn't know that when you read the title of this post, entered your date of birth information, and saw the red band on the fringes, you will when you hear the stream of profanity in the first 10 seconds or so of the trailer. If you're not already a Kick-Ass fan or Mark Millar acolyte, it's hard not to fall in love with the movie at least a little bit when you watch this. (Disclaimer: this past sentence represents the views of an 18-35 demo male.) There's so much to like:

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  12. Entertainment

    Kick-Ass Looks — Well, Read The Title

    Mark Millar and/or Christopher Mintz-Plasse fanboys are salivating over this new poster for the movie, which debuts on April 16th. Mark Millar being the mad genius behind such iconic comics as Superman: Red Son and Civil War. This fake Twitter feed is a pretty good parody of Millarness: "What if Iron Man was actually a robot tricking people into thinking it was a guy in a suit?" Christopher Mintz-Plasse, of course, is the organ-donating lad who won our hearts as McLovin' in Superbad.

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