Matthew Vaughn to direct film of Mark Millar’s ‘Superior’

'X-Men: First Class' director to adapt second Millar story after 'Kick-Ass'

Matthew Vaughn has bought the rights to Mark Millar‘s comic book Superior.

The story tells the tale of the first superhero to be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

It’ll be the second time X-Men: First Class director has worked on a Millar title, having helmed another of his graphic novels, Kick-Ass.

Millar told Comic Book Movie News: “My Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has bought the movie rights to Superior from me and Leinil Yu. And Leinil and I am also teaming up with the MS Society, who want to use the character as it’s the first superhero with multiple sclerosis.”

He added:

Vaughn and I have hinted at this for about 18 months but this is the first time we’ve ever confirmed he’s bought the rights.

Superior follows the tale of a young boy living with multiple sclerosis who is granted a magic wish and transformed into his favourite big screen action hero.

Instead of fighting crime, he uses his abilities to end the war in the Middle East, feed the starving, rescue people from natural disasters and anything else the public wants.

The cinema release for Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall has been scheduled for 2012, so it’s likely any work on Superior will have to wait until at 2013.