The Usual Suspects Writer Wants to Guide the X-Men Movie Universe

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I just read an interesting article on ScreenRant that'll be of interest to superhero fans, and especially X-Men fans. Kofi Outlaw spoke to the Oscar-winning screenwriter, Christopher McQuarrie, about McQuarrie's ideas for future X-Men movies. Jump to McQuarrie's quote.

To boil down the interview, McQuarrie envisions a series of inter-connected films that would greatly expand and build on the current X-Men movie universe. The only problem is, somebody is already kinda doing just that at Twentieth Century Fox - Mark Millar. Millar was signed by Fox a few months ago to be a "creative consultant" for their superhero movie franchises - X-Men and Fantastic Four.

Anyway, I'm betting McQuarrie would have some awesome ideas about how to tie together Fox's big name superheroes in a cinematic universe.  

Here's a short list of McQuarrie facts -

  • He won an Academy Award in 1995 for "Best Original Screenplay" for The Usual Suspects.
  • He has worked with X-Men:Days of Future Past director, Bryan Singer, on several movies.
  • He directed Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise, which is opening soon.
  • He worked on an early version of the screenplay for The Wolverine, which is opening on July 26, 2013.
Here's what McQuarrie told ScreenRant regarding his plans for an X-Men movie universe -
You know, Bryan and I have talked about it a bunch of times – and in fact, right after I got back from shooting [Jack Reacher] I had a meeting with Tom Rothman – just a general meeting – and I said to Tom, ‘You know what I’d really love to do, is I’d really love to flesh out the X-Men Universe for you. You have this great wealth of these Marvel characters, and the X-Men franchise has only focused on a small handful of them – there’s many more.’
And I thought that it’d be really cool to create a ‘bible’ – you know, a series of outlines of interlocking movies where you could do kind of what they did with ‘The Avengers,’ where you’re creating multiple movies that could come together as one movie here and there. And… you know… I never heard back [laughs]. 
But that would kinda be fun – to do something like that – where you could kind of become the curator for something like that.
How do you feel about McQuarrie's ideas for the X-Men? Since he and Bryan Singer have worked on other movies together, do you think there's any chance they could team-up again? I'm afraid the chances are slim that he'll get his wish to guide the X-Men movies, but it's still cool to wonder what he might've done. Of course, it's too early to say how Millar's vision for Fox's mutant movies will pan out; X-Men: Days of Future Past hasn't even begun filming, and The Wolverine doesn't open for several months. 

Check out the ScreenRant article below -
Oscar-Winning ‘Usual Suspects’ Writer Wants to Build Fox’s X-Men Universe:
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