Fox Brings Brian Michael Bendis and Tim Miller on X-Men Film 143

Fox has brought Brian Michael Bendis on board to develop a script for Tim Miller for an X-Men movie entitled 143

Comic writer Brian Michael Bendis has been hired by Twentieth Century Fox to develop a script for a mysterious X-Men movie called 143 with Tim Miller (Deadpool) set to direct, according to Deadline. The film is set in the X-Men universe, though there is no other information out there yet on 143.

Comic writer Brian Michael Bendis is known for creating Miles Morales in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic books. He also created Jessica Jones, now the subject of a Netflix/Marvel series. He has moved over to DC, but will return to the X-Men universe, which is a Marvel comic property (though the movie rights are owned by Fox). He relaunched the Avengers comic franchise with The New Avengers in 2004.

Tim Miller directed Deadpool, which grossed over $783 million. He’s currently in pre-production on the next Terminator film for Paramount and Fox. Miller did visual effects for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and directed Rockfish. He was second unit director for Thor: The Dark World.

What do you guys think of a team up between Brian Michael Bendis and Tim Miller? Are you excited to hear about 143 and do you have any idea what this might be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

UPDATE: THR reports that, according to sources, the film is based around Kitty Pryde and that the title refers to Uncanny X-Men No. 143, which is one of the earliest Kitty Pryde stories. The role was played by Ellen Page in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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