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Mark Millar Talks Civil War, Spider-Man

March 2nd, 2015 by Todd Black Comments



Easily one of the most anticipated movies in Marvel’s Phase 3 of movies is Captain America: Civil War. Civil War was a comic event that was incredibly impactful, as it forced the heroes (and certain villains) of the Marvel Universe to decide who’s side their are on in regards to superhero registration.

A recent conversation with the writer of Civil War, Mark Millar, revealed some interesting details about the process of writing the event.

“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever written. Like, there was almost no pleasure in it.” Millar pointed to the intricacies of working on a company-wide crossover event as the reason it was such a struggle. “To write something that you’ve said to 40 different creative teams, ‘Alright, I’m going to leave him here in this month, if you can spin off from that’ [is difficult.] And I was emailing all these writers and having to read all their scripts, and they were all messing up… Everybody was late with their scripts, their book was shipping too late, giving away reveals to early and things.”

Now with the movie coming out, and Spider-Man confirmed to be a part of the MCU, he related a rather interesting fact I think most fans forget about the Civil War story…

“I don’t think they’ll have to change much, especially now that they’ve got Spider-Man,” he said. “It’s funny, because people kept saying to me they can’t do ‘Civil War’ without Spider-Man, but in the actual book, Spider-Man only appears in about six pages.”

If you’d like to hear the entire interview, you can check it out below:

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!