Team Axanar is very proud to announce that Paul Jenkins is joining the team as co-writer to help on the final re-write of the scripts as we move towards shooting early next year. Paul is one of the premier creators and writers of comic books, graphic novels and video games in the world today. Paul is currently reviewing the full Axanar feature script and the script for the two 15 minute episodes we are going to produce. He is a big fan of Axanar and we are excited to have him on board!
Who is Paul Jenkins you ask? Well, Paul is the guy that Marvel chose to write the never-told origin of one of their most famous heroes, Wolverine. Marvel Editor-in-Chief, Joe Quesada said:
“I would trust Paul Jenkins with any Marvel character. Let me repeat that a bit louder: any Marvel character.”
Paul is one of the premier creators and writers of comic books, graphic novels and video games in the world today. After five years working with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the fields of editorial, production, and licensing, Paul began his freelance writing career in 1993 as scribe of the DC Comics Hellblazer (upon which the 2014 TV series is based). In 1997 Paul won an Eisner for his work on Marvel comics Inhumans series.
He has since worked on virtually every comic character in the business, including Spider-Man, Batman and The Incredible Hulk, and the smash hit Wolverine: Origin, for which he won five Wizard Fan Awards. Much of his work has been appropriated for film, including Wolverine: Origin and the Inhumans series. Other work for Marvel includes the blockbuster Frontlines series, a part of the Civil War event, the Mythos series, and Captain America: Theater of War. In addition, his creation The Sentry has become a mainstay of the Marvel Universe. Paul has been featured at Number One on the New York Times bestseller list for his graphic novel work. He recently completed the first of two novels – entitled Curioddity – for St. Martin’s Press, which was released in August of 2016.
In the gaming industry, he has served as Writer and/or Creative Director on such titles as Twisted Metal: Black, Soul Reaver, God of War, and Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. 2007’s The Darkness earned him a BAFTA nomination for storytelling and characterization, as did Vivendi Universal’s 2008 smash hit Prototype. His work as narrative director, 2K’s Darkness 2, hit stores in February of 2012.
Paul was asked by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to assemble and chair an advisory committee to educate the Georgia General Assembly on the evolution of digital and interactive technologies.
Paul added, “Alec and his team have created something to be admired, in the true spirit of entrepreneurial filmmaking. As a fan of the project so far, I’m thrilled to be joining Axanar and I’m looking forward to helping make some magic!”
We are all excited to have Paul join our team. Personally, I can’t wait till next week when he and I work on the script together.