He’s one of the most prominent independent directors of his generation, with a string of critically-acclaimed movies under his belt, but Ben Wheatley still pegs his success to reading 2000 AD as a child.

The director of Sightseers, Kill List, A Field in England, and High Rise joins host Michael Molcher on the latest episode of the official 2000 AD podcast to discuss his love of the legendary British weekly and the influence the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic has had on his work.

Wheatley says 2000 AD not only reinvented comics as its talent migrated across the Atlantic, but it has also subsequently reinvented cinema as those creators have stamped their storytelling mark on both the multi-billion dollar superhero franchises and independent films.

In the latest episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast, Wheatley also talks about his films, his style of film-making, his memories and the impact of reading 2000 AD classics, and his current work with one of the all-time legends from its pages.

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! As well as interviewing top creators and famous fans, Michael Molcher brings you announcements, competitions, and much more.

You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on iTunes – search ‘2000 AD Thrill-Cast’ – on Podomatic, or you can listen now at www.2000ADonline.com/podcast

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About The Author Tyler Goulet

Tyler Goulet, owner/founder and editor-in-chief of All-Comic.com, has an addiction to comics that seemingly cannot be sated. Reading everything from Hellboy (his favorite character, series and creator) to Batman to Pluto, and other Manga, and most everything in between, there’s not much he can’t talk about or won’t read. He currently resides in Calgary, Canada with his wife Kayla, his son Finan, a black cat named Hailstorm (yes, like the Transformer) and their always-starving, three legged idiot cat Lemmy. (yes, from Motorhead)