April 9, 2013 - submitted by James, United States of America

Q. I heard that Mylo Xyloto was planned to be a movie kind of like The Wall was. Then I remembered this when Phil Harvey tweeted about Xylobrytes being some sort of evil minions or something. Can you verify whether this is true or not? If it is true why did they never make a movie? That would've been great to watch.

The Oracle replies:

Phil actually called them "critters" in his tweet but they're alien type beings. I've only got Issue 1 (of 6) as yet, so haven't encountered them myself.
I can confirm that a film was very much in discussion and it was such a mammoth undertaking. A reverse decision was made taking many factors into account - one being the impending album which of course took precedence.
The film was intended to have been animated - that's a similarity to The Wall though that wasn't 100% animation.