On March 14th, I made my debut appearance on BBC 1’s flagship and long-running Film programme, Film 2012, in a video segment covering Comic Book Films. Hosted by my good friend and EMPIRE colleague Christ Hewitt, the segment features myself, Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass), Pixar director Andrew Stanton (John Carter) and MARVEL Entertainment’s Kevin Feige discussing the current state of comic book cinema in what will be a banner year for the genre, thanks to such hugely anticipated fare as The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers.
It’s long been an ambition of mine to appear on this programme, having watched it since I was very young, and I was enormously pleased with how this came out (and given that I am speaking alongside three dsitinctly heavy-hitters, I thought I acquitted myself well!). Oh yes, and I get to show off some sartorial geekery via the War of The Worlds leather jacket!
Here’s the entire six-minute clip, via YouTube:
Huge hanks to Chris and BBC Producer Suniti Somaiya for inviting me to take part! Hope to do it again sometime…