Rebecca S., Here…
Fox has picked up ‘Superior‘, which is the limited series comic book written by Mark Millar (Wanted, X-Men: First Class, and Kick-Ass) and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, who has basically drawn something for every comic you’ve ever heard of. This adaptation will be produced by Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass).
The comic focuses on a popular and athletic 12-year-old boy named Simon Pooni, who becomes ill when he is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Needless to say, he can’t do the things he is used to doing being so popular. One night, an alien monkey grants the boy one wish and he chooses to become his favorite superhero, which is a Superman-like character named Superior. After he falls in love with his new life of super powers, the boy discovers that the monkey is actually a demon from Hell and must sell his soul if he wants to remain the powerful hero. If he doesn’t, he will return to his original body.
It looks as if Fox is trying to beef up its line of Superheroes. The studio currently has X-Men and Fantastic Four, so that it can compete with other studios larger franchises. Unlike with Disneys/Marvels Phases where everything is connected, Superior is a stand-alone world and has no current tie in with any of the other superhero franchises currently in the Fox line up. Millar and Vaughn have made a great team in the past and I’m excited to see if they can once again “Kick-Ass.”