or "Hey, when are those Marvel-not-Marvel, non-Avengers team movies coming out?"
Whatever criticism he may receive for his shameless self-promotion and hyperbole, comic book writer Mark Millar has done what few others have been able to do in the medium since Marvel was the new kid on the block: create compelling comic book characters that successfully translate to the silver screen. Millar created Fox and the Killer, who featured in Wanted, and Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl from the Kick-Ass movies, and dozens more characters are poised to make the leap from page to screen.
Millar's not stingy with his superhero movie mojo either, if the amount of enthusiastic buzz that X-Men: Days of Future Past and the rebooted Fantastic Four franchise have generated since he became Creative Consultant for Fox's superhero properties. Of course, the proof is in the cosmic ray-infused pudding so we won't know if he really is Fox's own Joss Whedon — a self-proclaimed title — until the movies come out, so let's take a look at the release dates and start or yay-or-nay checklist now.
• X-Men: Days of Future Past: May 23, 2014
• The Fantastic Four: June 19, 2015
• X-Men: Apocalypse: May 27, 2016
• Untitled Wolverine sequel: March 3, 2017
• The Fantastic Four 2: July 14, 2017
There is already some speculation that Untitled Wolverine sequel might not actually have anything to do with Wolverine at all. At least, not directly. Some internet chatter has pegged that date as a holding place for the long-overdue Deadpool or even for a *gasp* Fantastic Four/X-Men team-up movie! Stay tuned, true believers.