January 11, 2013
Brian Michael Bendis Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Powers) was recently added to the creative pool of Marvel Studios as a consultant. A role similar to Mark Millar's role over at 20th Century Fox for their Marvel projects. He was asked by SFX (via CBM) if there will be a conflict with Guardians of The Galaxy being made as Star Wars is also coming from Disney only a year after Guardians' release. Bendis also points out a reason why DC movies haven't caught up with the success of Marvel.
“We first started talking about doing this years ago when it looked like there weren’t going to be any more Star Wars films,” he asserts, as a member of the House of Ideas’ Creative Committee. “It just shows that there must be something in the air. It’s one of those zeigeiest moments when everyone is thinking about the same thing. Marvel is thinking about how to make their space epic work and here comes the greatest space epic ever and from the same company. It’ll be fun!”
“There’s a lot of brainpower here, so it was like ‘let’s put them to work,” he said. “That’s why we’ve such a strong hit ratio and it’s why we’re light years ahead of where Warner Bros. is right now. They should do the same thing with Geoff Johns and their other guys. They might be in better shape if they did that. Fox have hired Mark Millar to do the same thing for them on X-Men and Fantastic Four. It works, so that’s exactly what you should do.”