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So About Those Matthew Vaughn-EPISODE VII Rumors...?! Mark Millar Weighs In!!

The Kidd here...

I don't know how this Matthew Vaughn directing the next leg of the STAR WARS Saga rumor developed such legs, when it clearly wasn't based on any type of fact or evidence... but more guesswork and projected speculation. The writing has been on the wall that Vaughn was stepping away from doing X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST in order to tackle an adaptation of Mark Millar's SECRET SERVICE, but for some reason that path has been ignored for some sort of wishful thinking about what a Vaughn-STAR WARS film might look like. Well, I hate to poop on the party, but it ain't happening, and Mark Millar recently spoke to Comic Book Resources to further cement the truth about Vaughn's involvement with SECRET SERVICE, actually explaining why the jump from X-MEN to this project happened... and none of it involves any sort of flirtation with a galaxy far, far away...

"What we're doing is that 'Kick-Ass 2' is filming now, and next year we'll start production on 'Secret Service' which I did with Dave Gibbons, and Matthew and I have been talking about that for years. We thought Matthew was going to do X-Men first, but we found out there were actually a few imitators of 'Secret Service' in the works. People think you're lying when you say you're not trying to get your comics made into movies so quickly, but the two reasons it happens like that is first because it's the best ad for the comic you'll ever have. And for me, selling the book is the most important thing. The second reason is because people are always trying to rip you off. Somebody will start to work on a spec screenplay about your idea. There are three other projects I know of now about a James Bond kind of guy taking a street kid and turning him into a spy. Three screenplays were already going through Hollywood about this! So Matthew and I said, 'Fuck this. We're not letting anyone steal our ideas.'"

And if you want to try to discredit Millar on the basis that he hasn't exactly been forthcoming with the truth in the past, remember... no one believed KICK-ASS 2 was happening either... until it was.

Now if you want to go crazy about Carrie Fisher's comments to TMZ about being in EPISODE VII, be my guest. At least there's some there there. 


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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