Director Matthew Vaughn has signed on to adapt Mark Millar‘s comic book Superior for the big screen. The filmmaker previously adapted another one of the writer’s works into a feature film, the graphic novel Kick-Ass.
Superior is unique in the comic world, as its superhero didn’t develop his power from a genetic mutation or accident. The comic follows a young boy with multiple sclerosis who becomes his favorite film superhero. He uses his powers to bring down criminals, end the war in the Middle East, feed starving children and save people from natural disasters.
In discussing his inspiration for the comic, Millar has said:
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. I’m acutely aware of the unexpected way the disease can strike anyone…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.
What do you think of Vaughn’s decision to direct Superior? With the success of both Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, he seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to superheroes and I think that he’ll bring us another worthy superhero film with Superior.