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Matthew Vaughn Snags Superior

After months of hints, it’s finally official: X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has acquired the film rights to Superior, the superhero comic by Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu.

The confirmation came today in a press release announcing a deal that will allow the National MS Society to use the character to help raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.

Debuting in October 2010 from Marvel’s Icon imprint, Superior follows a young boy with MS who’s transformed by a magic wish into his favorite big-screen hero, and uses his superpowers to end wars, fight famine and save people from natural disasters.

“I wanted to write about a superhero with a disability and I chose MS because it’s something that touched one of my school-friends growing up,” Millar said in a statement. “I’m acutely aware of the unexpected way the disease can strike anyone and the enormous difficulties it can cause. Superhero stories are essentially wish-fulfillment fantasies and nothing seemed more powerful to me than a little boy with a magic wish not only wanting to WALK again, but to FLY.”

Vaughn of course also directed Kick-Ass, the 2010 superhero comedy based on the comic series by Millar and John Romita Jr.

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Comments

  • Lady’sMan217

    Great, now cast Nicolas Cage and it’s a done deal.

  • pDUB

    im unsure about this, but were Nic Cage to be cast, i would go from “unsure” to “hell yes. fuck yes.”

  • Jmcreer

    I’d love to see Jon Hamm in the role – he’s the right age as the actor portraying Superior is supposed to be on the high end of 40 or so.

    For fun though, I’d also love to see Brandon Routh in the role seeing as Superior is an amalgamation of Superman and Captain Marvel.  It would be very meta.

  • Alex

    What’s this movie? ‘Supreme’ is its name?

  • Cjorg2

    What, like Superman you mean? or Captain Marvel?

  • Alex

    Well, I don’t mean ‘The Sentry.’:)