Monday, August 7, 2017

Netflix acquires Mark Millar's comic book properties 'Millarworld' to adapt into films and television

Image from Bleeding Cool
By Darian Scalamoni
            The streaming giant known as Netflix is officially in the acquisition business. According to Collider, the worldwide leading entertainment platform has purchased Mark Millar’s portfolio of comic book characters and stories known as Millarworld. Netflix has done so to bring the acclaimed franchises to Netflix through feature films, television series and kids’ shows exclusive to Netflix for the foreseeable future.

            Mark Millar along with his wife Lucy developed the comic book banner and story arcs that have inspired feature films such as The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War and Logan while at Marvel. When the company started, Millar and his co-creators have published 18 different worlds, three of which, have spawned there own feature adaptations already (Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman). This is only the third massive acquisition of a comic book property as Warner Bros. bought DC Comics in 1968 and Disney purchased Marvel in 2009.

            It sure is an exciting time to be a fan of Millar’s work in cinema, Millarworld and comic books in general as many of your favorite stories will be headed from page to screen sooner rather than later. How do you guys feel about Netflix purchasing Millarworld? What story arc are you most excited to see? Comment below and let us know!

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