If you need to plan a story about Mars, you go for the best of the best.
Michael Chabon, who won a Pulitzer for his comic book history chops on the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (and helped out a bunch on Spider-Man 2), said he will be working on some revisions on Disney’s upcoming film, John Carter of Mars.
The Amazing Website of Kavalier & Clay, a Chabon fansite, got the author to give this confirmation:
“I’ve been hired to do some revisions to an already strong script by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews. … I wrote my original screenplay The Martian Agent back in 1995 because I wished I could do [Edgar Rice] Burroughs’s Barsoom. So this is pretty much a dream come true for me.”
This sounds like some pretty good news for an awesome author. (Who wrote Wonder Boys, which in its film adaptation somehow managed to get Iron Man and Spider-Man in this compromising position. But now at least we know why Peter was really invited to the New Avengers, right?)