Before the MCU, before Kevin Feige, Grant Morrison pitched Marvel a couple of movies for Doctor Strange and Moon Knight.
The hundred has changed the way comics are viewed. But the comic has changed the film industry. Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe existed, groundbreaking writer Grant Morrison pitched a pair of scripts for Doctor Strange and Moon Knight. But they didn’t take him into account for being a comic book writer.
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During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he was asked if he ever had contact with Marvel Studios. The English writer replied: “In the beginning, even before [el actual presidente] Kevin Feige was involved, I knew the guys back then, and I introduced them to Doctor Strange and also Moon Knight.”
However, things did not turn out the way I wanted because film people only wanted to work with people dedicated to film, not comics: “They never took us seriously because we were comics people. They always reasoned: ‘we have to get our own people to do this’”.
Would Grant Morrison’s Doctor Strange have turned out well?
Over the years, things have changed, but back then there was no trust in comics. “They have the formula now, and it really works well, but back then, it was a lot to run into, ‘Hollywood people should be doing these things, not you weirdos in comics.’
Although they knew of the economic potential of comic book characters: “But you know, that never stopped them from stealing our material [risas]. They are very happy to stick their hands in our pockets for whatever they need. I had a great proposal for Doctor Strange, but obviously they went their way.”
a bit of context
As summarized on the CBR.com site, “Marvel Studios (known as Marvel Films for its first three years of existence) was founded in 1993 as a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment. Current Marvel Studios President and Marvel Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige was first hired by Marvel as a producer in 2000.
“Feige worked as an associate producer on 20th Century Fox’s first X-Men film that same year, having impressed producer Lauren Shuler Donner with his knowledge of the Marvel Universe. He was eventually named president of Marvel Studios in 2007. With Feige at the helm, Marvel Studios started its own shared universe of superhero movies with 2008’s Iron Man. In 2009, Marvel Entertainment was acquired by The Walt Disney Company.”
Despite the bitterness of the anecdote, that does not prevent Morrison from enjoying the MCU, since in the same interview he declared that: “There are great movies. I really want to see Thor [Love and Thunder]. I love the colorful movies of it, the ones that are more like the actual Marvel source.
Sources: Rolling Stone and CBR.com
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