In some fantastic news, Mark Millar’s Millarworld has been acquired by Netflix.
A modern-day comic book favourite of many a genre fan, Millar is best known as the man behind huge big-name arcs such as Superman: Red Son, Civil War and Old Man Logan, while he’s also created amazing properties such as Wanted, Kick-Ass, The Secret Service, Nemesis, Starlight, Superior, Huck and far more than we could list here. In addition to that, of course, Millar has also been as a creative consultant for 20th Century Fox for the past few years, too.
The current plan is for this deal between Netflix and Millar to lead to a whole host of Millar’s famed Millarworld properties being brought to life for the on-demand streaming service. Movies, series, and kids’ shows are all currently planned for the varying portfolio of characters that Millarworld brings to the table.
At present, no specific details have been released regarding the deal, but Netflix’s Ted Sarandos enthused, “As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee. We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”
For Millar’s part, he released at statement on his Millarworld forums – which can be found in full here – which said, “Warner Bros bought DC Comics in 1968. Disney bought Marvel in 2009. Today Netflix purchased Millarworld and I’m still blinking. This is only the third time in history a comic-book company purchase on this scale has ever happened. Over the years, Millarworld amassed twenty different franchises working with the world’s greatest artists and now Millarworld has been bought by the hottest, most exciting entertainment company on the planet. To say this is the best thing that ever happened in our professional lives would be an understatement.”
Millar runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy, and the pair are now going to enjoy a well-earned break from all things ‘work’ to spend the rest of the summer enjoying some family time with their children.
As ever, expect more on all of this as it continues to develop. We’re most certainly all kinds of excited at the potential to bring some truly mesmerising properties and characters to life, and here’s hoping this deal leads to some brilliant and must-see films and shows.
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