Mark Millar, Steve McNiven and Grandpa Wolverine
Marvel recently announced plans to reunite Civil War writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven on an upcoming arc of Wolverine that takes the "ol’ Canuknucklehead" years into the future to a post-Apocalyptic Marvel Universe.
In this interview with IGN, Millar discusses the connections between Clint Eastwood, John Constantine, Hulk and Wolverine that influence his upcoming eight-issue storyline.
According to Millar, the arc begins with a Wolverine that has sheathed his claws and sworn off violence, but quickly becomes one of the bloodiest tales he’s ever scripted – quite the claim, given the page-after-page killing spree of Millar’s last turn on Wolverine, the ultra-violent "Enemy of the State" storyline.
I do have a theory on this. It’s that the guys that tend to do the funny animal comics in real life are really, really creepy. –laughs- They’re always really creepy! You feel uneasy around them like they’re undressing you with their eyes or something, you know? Whereas the guys that do the really violent stuff are always quite normal and quite nice. So I think we get it out whereas those guys that sit around drawing Bugs Bunny all day, you just end up a pervert. –laughs-
Millar goes on to hint at some of the current and future-born characters that will be making cameos in the arc, including Hawkeye, Bruce Banner and… Spider-Bitch?
You see Spider-Man’s granddaughter in it. She’s called Spider-Bitch.
Check out IGN for the rest of the interview, as well as several pages of interior art.