It’s not that Millar writes in anticipation of a big screen adaptation somewhere down the line; it’s the fact that his work is so cinematic, it just so happens to be perfect for film. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has borrowed an awful lot from The Ultimates, and Civil War is coming to the big screen next year in the form of Captain America’s third solo outing. The Fantastic Four is also inspired by Millar’s Ultimate Fantastic Four.
Here, we list ten of the writer’s best comic books which we want to see made into a movie as soon as possible. Some are in the works and some aren’t (as far as we know), but these would all be must-see!
Superior tells the story of Simon Pooni, a 12-year-old boy who suffers from multiple sclerosis. When an alien monkey appears at his bedside, the youngster is granted one wish and chooses the ability to transform into his comic book and big screen idol “Superior”.
It’s a great premise, and is a sweet and enjoyable read. However, there’s a MASSIVE twist a little later on in the series (seriously, you wouldn’t guess what it it in a million years) and an action-packed finale which Leinil Yu’s artwork proves would look glorious on the big screen.
Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service director has the rights to this one, and may want to start developing it soon in order to avoid any vague comparisons to upcoming DC Comics adaptations Shazam.