Frank Miller is a legend in the comic book world. So when Miller says he’d love a crack at a major Marvel Comics property, it matters.
Whether the comic book giant will hand over Captain America to Miller is another question.
Miller is out promoting his latest film project, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and during an online chat to discuss the movie he was asked what iconic property would he love to tackle some day.
I get back to Captain America, because I find him such a wonderful anachronism,” in addition to being a character that “features virtues that my country has either lost or misplaced for a very long time.” He continued, “I remember telling people at Marvel, just a few days after 9/11, that I hoped they realized what they had there, because Captain America’s reaction to 9/11 would have been pretty direct.
Miller angered some readers when he attacked Muslim terrorists head on shortly after 9/11 via the graphic novel Holy Terror.
Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort expressed both intrigue and reservations about Miller taking the reigns of the stories character.
We’d certainly be interested in the abstract, depending on what story he’d want to tell,” adding “I don’t think, for example, we’d have gone ahead with Holy Terror as a Captain America story.